I'm on a road trip through southern Canada and got caught in heavy rain for about 2 hours today. After parking the bike at a hotel and letting it sit while I dried off, I tried to start it to get some dinner.
The bike turned on, engaged the fuel injector but wouldn't start. I tried all of the switches on the handlebars, horn, brights, blinkers, and all worked. I pulled the seat, and everything was dry under there.
I've had trouble starting the bike before, but it was related to the clutch switch connection. That comes off from time to time. I pulled it, blew on it to get out any water and replaced it. Still wouldn't start.
Wait 5 minutes, and try again. It started..
After dinner the same thing happened. It wouldn't start. I pulled the clutch switch cable again and blew it out, but there was no water in there. Plugged it back in, wouldn't start. Wait - then it started.
I was pretty careful about the connection, so I don't believe that it was related to the clutch switch. Also, I'm far from home and 2 up, so I really don't want to a dead bike. Any thoughts? I appreciate any advice you may have!
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