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I know this has probably been beat to death,But I got caught in a rain storm this past saturday and my bike basicly ran like crap,with sputtering,backfireing,and it seemed liked the bike was only running on 1 cylinder.What causes this and what can be done to prevent it,thanks
 

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Clearly water is getting into the electronics. Using Dielecrtic grease on all of the connections will help. Beyond that, rewraping exposed parts of the harness with elect. tape.
 

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On the front cylinder, there is a water drain hole on the left side. This must not be clogged.
Also check that the spark plug rubber cover is mounted as it should (arrow points to exhaust).
Another typical point for the TLS are the electrical connectors above the right ramair. Check the connectors for corrosion.

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Rufer
 

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:stupid Pretty well covers it. You might also trim just a bit off the wire after unscrewing the end, and screw the end back on. Use something to give you a good seal between the wire and end cap. someone made a bit of a deflector shield to keep water off the front plug when it rained as well.
 

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hi,had same prob few months ago.turned out,front cylinder plug cap lead was touching back off radiator and shorting out, i moved radiator forward as far as i could on mount,then unscrewed cap from ht lead,trimed about 5 mm off lead then screwed cap back on,then fitted to plug making sure all rubers seated properly,no probs since!!!! hope this helps
 

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You can try silicone stopcock grease on the rubber parts for the high-voltage, and dielectric grease on all the other low-voltage connectors.
 

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When I bought my bike 6 weeks ago, I rode it home in the rain and I couldn't believe how badly it ran...was good on test ride.

I haven't ridden it since as I have been away and now will do these remedies as a preventative measure.

I had a TLS track bike previously and it was fine in the rain...I was spluttery and missed a bit when doing track days in the rain

Silicone Stopcock grease might have been what I needed to stop the balls from retracting!!
 
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