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post #1 of 7 Old 12-24-2006, 10:11 AM Thread Starter
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I just made it back to FLa after spending a week in PA I go to fire up the 9er and nothin... It turns over but no spark. It stays parked outside and I don't have a cover yet, So it was parked for the last time during a decent storm, and was running fine.

I guess the whole week I was gone it was raining too. Any heads up on what to look for, and any way to test out the ecu with out finding another?

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Try pulling out the plugs and seeing if they are fouled. Water may have gotten into the plug well on top of the cylinders. Pull them out and turn over the engine for 30sec or so to blow the water out. Then replace the plugs. The same happened to me after 1000mi trip in pouring rain. You can clean the plugs instead of replacing them, but I am not a big fan of that. Let us know how it turns out. good luck

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I highly doubt water got in through the top of the plugs, considering how much compression engines have, if water were to get in by the plug then you have serious issues to begin with. I'd first check the electrial connections, thats where water will be more likely to get in and cause problems, like around the on/off switch, ECU, etc.

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post #5 of 7 Old 12-24-2006, 09:46 PM Thread Starter
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yeah, I'm thinking the ECU or maybe a coil is likely. The fuel pump is kicking on, Its just not sparking, Now that I got my manual I can break out the multimeter and track down the problem... Just wish I didn't have a full tank of gas heh... and that it didn't happen over christmas.

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I just made it back to FLa after spending a week in PA I go to fire up the 9er and nothin... It turns over but no spark. It stays parked outside and I don't have a cover yet, So it was parked for the last time during a decent storm, and was running fine.

I guess the whole week I was gone it was raining too. Any heads up on what to look for, and any way to test out the ecu with out finding another?
I have a friend with a BMW F650GS who had the same thing happen. He lives in Manhattan and used to park his bike down the side of his building, outside, without a cover. The bike had been out in the rain, wouldn't start and was having strange electrical problems.

The BMW dealer ended up replacing the whole electrical harness.

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whew had a happy ending today, I checked all my plugs yesterday and they where all sparking. So I hooked it up to my roommates battery instead of mine, somabitch fired right up and burried the roommate in a cloud of black smoke.

apparently both of my batteries were too dead.

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