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Nov 11

Posts: 2

VTR in the rain

I got a VTR 1000 firestorm last october and love it!!!

The only problem is, it's prone to losing power and then cuts out completely when its raining. Living in the west of Scotland....thats not good news. it's really made me nervous about driving when theres a chance it might rain.

I fitted a fenda extenda to the front and had the spark plug caps replaced at the last service, but i'm still having trouble in the wet. It seemed to get better for a while but didnt last long. Can anyone recommend a solution please? 


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Mar 09

Posts: 9018

jaffa90 says:


Welcome f***************************n,sounds like you need  the coils,h.t. leads and spark plug caps sealing from the elements.

Also what`s the battery voltage reading at 4/5000rpm with lights on? 

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Nov 07

Posts: 486

MadDogDoug says:


I have had the same sort of problem with a Blackbird.Runs fine in the dry and then within a couple of minutes of rain it cuts out and dies?

If it happens again open the fuel filler cap and ride with it open. If it keeps on running with cap open in the rain then there is an issue with fuel filler cap. Water gets around the inside rim of the cap stopping the fuel breather hole doing its job under the cap assembly. I believe a new assembly will fix the fault. This is what I was advised recently but haven't had a chance to find out yet. I could be completely wrong and await shooting down by those far more technical than me :winkie: 

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Nov 10

Posts: 30

mallic says:

Fuel cap

Hi MadDog,filler caps on most bikes have a drainhole which gets blocked,worth a check,find the drainhole put some water around the cap, have a poke with a suitable piece of wire and water should drain away  under the engine.  

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Nov 11

Posts: 2

VTR in rain

Thanx. Got it in the garage just now, lousy weather anyway!!

Is there a sealant to use or is it better to replace the parts?

Not sure how to check the voltage either but willing to learn:unsure:

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