Water Crossings = Wet Ignition Coil
Posted August 17, 2006 - 07:21 AM
About a 1/2 a mile after the water crossing my bike just died and wouldn't start. So I went to pull the plug only to find the base of the ignition coil where it connects to the plug was wet. So, I pulled the spark plug and it was dry, turned her over, kicked her to make sure there was no water in the cylinders and it was dry. I just don't get how water is getting inside the coil, it seems to have a pretty good rubber seal on it and it definitely seems to be coming in from the top. It is the original coil I got with the bike and it's got well over 1500 miles on it now. Anyone get wet coils on water crossings? Any ideas to seal it a little better?
Posted August 17, 2006 - 07:56 AM
Posted August 17, 2006 - 08:43 AM
The first time, I was racing a DRZ and went through knee high water. About 1/4 - 1/2 mile after the water, she dies and just won't start. Didn't have any tools on me to find out why. The bike wouldn't start the rest of the day, but it did start and run fine after it sat overnight.
The second time, I was racing my WR450 and she died about 500 ft after the water crossing. This time it only at to sit for about 5 minutes before she finnally started.
I know this doesn't help....just sharing.
Posted August 17, 2006 - 09:01 AM
Posted August 17, 2006 - 10:13 AM