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RE: [vmaxtech] Bike is sick johnny poss Thu Apr 05 12:00:38 2012

I figured out yesterday that #4 plug wire was loose at the coil. Reconected and 
the spark was there, I checked all four plugs and the spark seemed the same on 
all of them.  I am not sure if the spark I saw was normal or not I just figured 
the spark would be bigger.  I'm not sure what/where to check the 12V 
connectors, will look them up and is the TCI/DCI box under the left scoop or 
under the air box or where?
Thanks for the info

Date: Thu, 5 Apr 2012 22:30:13 +0800
Subject: Re: [vmaxtech] Bike is sick


Based on your advice about the lack of spark on #4 and weak spark on#3 you 
might want to check basics first. Look at the coil connectors. The Vmax is 
famous for electrical problems caused by dirty / corroded connections. To 
confuse matters, the coil for #3 is above #3 cylinder (follow the HT lead). The 
coil for #4 is above #2 cylinder,( follow the HT lead.) Check out the 12V 
connectors and the connector at the TCI / DCI black box. You could also refit 
everything and start the bike in a pitch black garage and check for HT lead 
electrical leaks. Surprising what shows up under the cover of darkness.
Also, a very good source of braided hydraulic brake lines, made up or 
components and other parts, is Goodrich 


From: JMB 
Sent: Tuesday, April 03, 2012 11:55 AM
Subject: Re: [vmaxtech] Bike is sick

The wet plug and below par running could be faulty spark on that cylinder.Check 
you have a good spark first or rotate the spark plugs and see if the problem is 
with that particular plug or that particular cylinder (carb/HT lead/coil).


From: Tim Brundage 
Sent: Tuesday, April 03, 2012 10:45 AM
Subject: Re: [vmaxtech] Bike is sick

If your filter's dirty try running some Seafoam through it.

From: johnny.poss <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Sent: Monday, April 2, 2012 8:55 PM
Subject: [vmaxtech] Bike is sick



1986 vamx

My bike just started running a little less than normal today, I checked all 
four plugs the #4 plug was a little wet and the rest were normal light brown. 
The usual fuel filter will be replaced tomorrow (looked a little black on the 
out line). What would the right fix for the wet plug on #4 be?