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Have you guys had any bad luck in the rain yet? Today was my first ride in a pretty good rain. My 2005 SV650S was hating life, stalled about 8 times, ran like shit, you name it. I came across a forum http://www.svrider.com/tips/one_cyl.htm that talked about how these SV's are notorius for the front spark plug hole filling with water and taking your spark to shit because of the poor seal in the spark plug boot? I blew out the spark plug drain hole http://www.bluepoof.com/motorcycles/0404/?scale=25;image=352_5242.JPG with my air compressor and sure enough water came flying out of there. Once I did that and reseated the plug wire the bike fired up just fine!

Anyone else had this happen and do you know of a goof fix for it? (Besides not driving in the rain..LOL)

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I rode in a good amount of rain earlier this year and had no problems at all.  weird
 

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Wrap the spark plug boot in about 3-4 layers of electrical tape.
 

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The only time mine tended to stall in the rain was when I was desnorkled. Otherwise I've ridden in severe downpours for up to 20 miles and not even a hint of it stalling.
Check the wires, there may be some chafing and they're shorting out in the rain. Or the spark plug boot may be cracked.
Hope this helps.
 

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I rode my 2005 through about 12" of water with no problems at all while in it. Next time I started it that front cylinder was dropping in and out for about 10 minutes though. Never stalled. Oh yah, Ive also ridden through all sorts of rain with no problems.
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Fellas, thanks for all the repies... I appreciate the help. ;D
 

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dielectric grease in the boot and plug it back in, the grease wont conduct and will keep the water from shorting out your plug.
 

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jonesdb said:
dielectric grease in the boot and plug it back in, the grease wont conduct and will keep the water from shorting out your plug.
Thanks jonesdb... I will give that a shot! I was hoping to hear some good info like that !!!!
 

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Stop the water from going there in the first place.

http://www.holeshot.com/

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Front Fender Extender
35 bucks and change

When I bought mine recently, it was just plain satin black, no Suzuki printed on it like the picture shows.
 
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