ViragoTechForum.com :: Yamaha Virago XV Forums That Rock!!!
Posted: Tue Jul 06, 2010 1:57 am
OK, just burned myself pretty good.
Anyway here's what happened.
Rear cylinder was putting out smoke, so I went and checked the plug, it was fouled.
As long as I was there I figured I'd check to see if I had a good spark.
So I decided to check the front cylinders plug to see if it had a good spark.
Well I had the plug grounded and then turned on the ignition switch and kaboom.
That cylinder was like flame thrower.
Lost some hair on the side of my head, all the hair on my left arm along with a pretty good burn on the arm.
My question is what the heck happened with that front cylinder to make it want to kill me?
Last edited by Terp on Tue Jul 06, 2010 9:46 pm; edited 1 time in total
Posted: Tue Jul 06, 2010 2:20 am
sorry to hear of your accident. hope you heal well and quickly.
that is what happens each time the cylinder fires only usually it's contained inside.
it's a good lesson to us all.
when we pull a plug to check the spark we should remember there is a dangerous highly flamable liquid in there.
kind of scary to think we ride with the equivalent of a pack of dynamite between our knees all the time.
Posted: Tue Jul 06, 2010 3:45 am
All you've been thru so far and now you still have to figure why ya have no spark on #1 .
You Know its not funny
Posted: Tue Jul 06, 2010 9:29 am
check for a leaking petcock...also check your oil level and drain and replace it if it's overfull and thinned out by gasoline
Posted: Tue Jul 06, 2010 11:30 am
Sheesh Terp, hope you're doing better! I want to laugh but only because it sounds like such a "freak" accident, however, as Mark said.. "It's a good lesson to us all.."
Posted: Tue Jul 06, 2010 9:46 pm
I'll check and I think I'll try and make a homemade spark tester so I can view the spark from afar...
Posted: Fri Jul 09, 2010 2:16 am
It shuold of been burned off, with the plug out it can't suck in more fuel, so fuel had to be left over.
When I think there is fuel left over in a cylinder on any engine, ill use a plumbers torch or a long fireplace lighter and do the stretch n lean to light off the gas left inside.
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