Technical advice: Suzuki TL1000R rain problems

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Q. My Suzuki TL1000R runs fine until the rain starts to fall. Then at slow speeds it cuts out and only fires on one pot.

I have put grease over the front HT cap just in case water was getting in there. Do you have any ideas?
Karl Glover, Kent

A. Chances are the spark is tracking down the outside of the plug cap. The best thing you can do is throw it over your shoulder and order a new one.

Genuine Suzuki caps come with a rubber washer to provide a good seal on the HT lead. Don’t grease this one as grease tends to attract water, not repel it.

Chris Dabbs

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