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RE: [vmaxtech] Bike is sick Bob Smith Thu Apr 05 16:00:11 2012

Isn't an 86 only a 2 coil bike?  Does that have a bearing on these
discussions?  Do all VMaxes have a TCI/DCI?

 

Buffalobob 

 

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Sent: Thursday, April 05, 2012 10:30 AM
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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 

JMB.

 

 

From: JMB <mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]>  

Sent: Tuesday, April 03, 2012 11:55 AM

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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 <mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]>  Brundage 

Sent: Tuesday, April 03, 2012 10:45 AM

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

 

From: johnny.poss <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
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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?