Randy wins a beer!

Jo Rhett jorhett at fastlizardracing.com
Tue Jul 15 12:24:12 PDT 2008

Some time ago, I sent the following post.  After replacing the fuse, I  
went back to Thunderhill yesterday and the problem reappeared within 1  
minute of taking the time warmers off the bike.  I looked around some  
more, and noticed that one of the carbs was leaking gas constantly.   
Figuring that this was it, we pulled the carbs and cleaned them --  
solved that problem.  Still no dice.

Finally, I did what Randy suggested a few weeks ago and swapped the  
IC.   Bingo, no problem.  Put the old ICE on my 2001 street bike and  
couldn't even get out of the garage before it failed.

Next time Randy murmurs something I'm going to pay a lot more  
attention ;-)

On Jul 5, 2008, at 1:30 PM, Jo Rhett wrote:
> Okay, this is weird.  At Thunderhill a few weeks ago I had the sv650  
> just gutter to a stop coming out of turn 12.  I managed to get it to  
> gutter into the pits and then walked to my van.  Hitting the starter  
> kicked the engine over, it stank of fuel but it wouldn't run.  Since  
> this was my expected last lap of the last session of the day, I just  
> took it home.
> Today I propped up the tank and went through everything.  I couldn't  
> find anything wrong -- carbs synced, lines tight, vacuum lines in  
> place, petcock operating, spark plugs still nearly brand new.  WTF?
> Finally I looked at the fuses.  Not a single fuse looked bad.  Out  
> of desperation I swapped out the ignition fuse... and voila! bike  
> kicks over and starts up nearly instantly like nothing was wrong.
> I tested, and without the fuse the bike wouldn't even try to kick  
> over so the fuse itself hadn't fully failed.
> Was this coincidence?   Or is it possible that a fuse would fail  
> somewhat but not entirely?  Is there anything else to examine here  
> to find a clue?
> -- 
> Jo Rhett /  velociRaptor Racing
> #553 WERA / AFM

Jo Rhett /  velociRaptor Racing
#553 WERA / AFM

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