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post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old 04-15-2012, 10:17 AM Thread Starter
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only 1700 miles and running on 1 cyl !

my vn900 came of winter storage ran fine for 15 minutes then rough, found a little bit of water in the fuel emptied the tank fresh fuel pulled the plugs cleaned em they looked good checked my wires and coil connections look ok
it ill run but noticed forward cyl is cool and no warm air coming from forward pipe any ideas??? and can i ride it 10 miles to the dealer if im desprate?
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loose injector plug on the front jug ?? if you got spark, then maybe no fuel.

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Check to make sure you got the front plug wire properly seated, first. You might also pull it to make sure that something didn't come up and short out the contacts. You just never know. Could even be a bad plug. Hopefully you didn't get it cross threaded so it felt tight but wasn't actually down all the way. Also, check to make sure the plug wire is OK.

If it were me, and everything looked fine, and I felt I needed to take it to the dealer to look at it, I'd round up a friend with a trailer and trailer it down. I don't think I'd ride that far. I'm just thinking of all that fuel that would accumulate inside the cylinder with each stroke.

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thanks for your advice ( i was a mech for 10 years plugs in ok and spark is good from coil thru wire . if im not getting fuel to cyl no chance of loading up with fuel right?
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thats what im thinkin runs the same if i pull that plug wire but i has spark
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thats what im thinkin runs the same if i pull that plug wire but i has spark
I would swap the plugs and see if the front cylinder is still running cold or did it move to the rear cylinder. Won't cost anything.
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Another basic check would be listening to the injectors to determine if they are getting power from the ECU. With the engine running, access the injectors from the right side of the engine using a screwdriver with a long shaft. Tip on the injector and handle to your ear. Check the rear one first and listen for the steady clicking. Now do the same with the front.
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One other thought--after reading another similar thread, check to make sure you don't have a kinked or blocked fuel line to the front cylinder. Or possibly the portion of the throttle body that services the front cylinder is plugged or something.

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You have to nail down for sure if it is fuel or spark or you just end up going in circles looking at this, that and the other thing.
Buy one of these to test with. Pulling sparkplug wires is not advised as it puts your ECU at risk and that will not make your day!

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loose injector plug on the front jug ??
That should turn on the FI light and set a code.
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