Diagnostics help

Mike Moore mike at moorecc.com
Wed May 5 13:01:49 PDT 2010

I (wish) I always remembered what my father said about looking car
(motorcycle,etc) problems.  "Look for the simple stuff, someone else
already has probably fixed the hard stuff".    Unplugged spark plugs,
empty gas tank, etc are the classic ones.

On Mon, May 3, 2010 at 6:33 PM, Patrick Mullen <pmullen.lists at gmail.com> wrote:
> Well, this is embarrassing.  If there weren't so many people who were
> so awesome as to offer suggestions and help, I would never admit this
> to anyone...
> To those who suspected an electrical issue and/or that it was only
> firing on one cylinder, you were correct!  I determined it was not
> running on the rear cylinder by using the "dump water on the headers
> and make sure it vaporizes" technique.  I lifted up the tank to check
> the wiring and saw the plug wire laying neatly across the back of the
> cylinder head, under the tank where I couldn't see it.  Oops.
> *sheepish grin*
> Thanks for all the help, everyone!  Sorry it turned out to be a simple
> "dumb ass" moment.  :)
> ~Patrick
> --
> 2006 Triumph Sprint ST :: 2003 Triumph Sprint ST
> 2004 (race) / 2001 (street) Suzuki SV650
> 2000 Yamaha WR-400 :: 1975 Harley FXE1200
> 1979 Honda GL1000 Goldwing sidecar rig

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