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Please can somebody help, cleaned my fazer 600 today and after pressure washing the bike and riding everything seemed great, so I decided for the first time to try acf50 all over the bike, thats when my problem started, I jumped back on the bike to move it and it seems ridiculously sluggish,hardly any power and the engine doesn't sound the same. Could this be contamination in a spark plug or something? Any help is really appreciated.

 

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5 minutes ago, Stu said:

Sounds like water has got to the plugs 

I thought so as well but strange that it was fine until the acf50, if water has got in or acf50 how would you recommend to dry it out?

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Can you easily access the plugs? if you can get old of an airline then you could blow it all out 

no need to remove plugs just pull the caps off 

Make sure the caps seal properly too 

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Did you dry it thoroughly before spraying it with ACF50? Water in the electrics will cause problems. It can take quite a long time for all the moisture to dry out after washing, especially with a pressure washer.

Re-reading you say you washed it today, then applied ACF50, so it won't have dried thoroughly. The snag now is that the ACF50 may hold the water in place. I'd put an airhose over it or a fan heater - you need airflow to clear moisture.

 

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14 minutes ago, Stu said:

Can you easily access the plugs? if you can get old of an airline then you could blow it all out 

no need to remove plugs just pull the caps off 

Make sure the caps seal properly too 

Yeah I can easily get to the plugs, I have just been out and started it again, I can hear an ever so slight spitting from the spark plugs, lifted the cap and put it back on but the spitting noise is still there. Water under the cap to you think?

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14 minutes ago, Mississippi Bullfrog said:

Did you dry it thoroughly before spraying it with ACF50? Water in the electrics will cause problems. It can take quite a long time for all the moisture to dry out after washing, especially with a pressure washer.

Re-reading you say you washed it today, then applied ACF50, so it won't have dried thoroughly. The snag now is that the ACF50 may hold the water in place. I'd put an airhose over it or a fan heater - you need airflow to clear moisture.

 

Your right I can't of let it dry for long enough, I did give it a blow over with an airline but nothing major. There is definitely a distinct noise from plug 3 or 4. It sounds like a slight spitting noise.

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2 minutes ago, Stu said:

The "spitting" is probably arcing from the plugs and leads to the head so yes more then likely water 

Cheers stu. I will have a look tomorrow and see if I can fix it somehow

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If you have until tomorrow to look then go back out and get it running to warm it up it might just dry it out 

Or just go pull the plug caps off and leave it overnight it might be enough to dry it out 

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If you have the plug caps off you might as well give them and the areas around the plugs a spray of WD40 as its a moisture dispersant it may help.

Also worth wiping down the outside of the plug caps as current can track along the outside as well (ask any of the RD riders we used to torment back in the day by shading the plug caps with a carpenters pencil and watching the arcing when they left the pub and started up lol)

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Ian

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On 27/11/2020 at 16:38, Stu said:

Or just go pull the plug caps off and leave it overnight it might be enough to dry it out 

In the rib I always cover electrical contacts with silicone dielectric grease (tune-up grease). Keeps the water out.

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@Stu I had heard this but was also under the impression that the rubbers used in bikes/cars were nowadays formulated to have resistance against oils/petrol so it would be ok.

Guess it's better to be safe than sorry and actual dieletric grease isn't exactly expensive or hard to come by 😉

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