Is this normal?
September 22, 2009 at 3:15 pm #3452
I was riding my SV650 when I got caught in a heavy downpour. I’d never ridden in rain this bad before but because I had my rain gear on and I was fairly close to my destination I decided to keep going. After about 10 minutes of stop-and-go traffic I started noticing that when I came to a complete stop the revs would dip dangerously low to the point of stalling out, so I upped the choke. It kept getting worse and worse over the course of only a few minutes of riding and then power started to drop and it wouldn’t accelerate past 4k RPM. The needle on the tach would go higher but it just wouldn’t give any more juice past that RPM. I pulled into shelter after it stalled out on me once and let it idle at 1/2 choke under cover and over the course of sitting there for about 15-10 minutes just letting it idle the problem fixed itself and it started running healthy again.September 22, 2009 at 3:38 pm #22471
I got a reply on SVrider.com about it. It is apparently a common problem with first gens losing the front cylinder in the rain because water got in the plug boot. There’s an easy fix for it though.September 22, 2009 at 8:41 pm #22483MunchParticipant
silicone fill?September 23, 2009 at 12:42 pm #22488
Yup.September 23, 2009 at 11:39 pm #22493MunchParticipant
Old 4 wheeling trick. Anytime you plan on muddin or washing the mud off you always have to check to see if you remembered to do it. IF you forget, you are left praying that someone brought the WD40 to disperse the water.
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