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Just some FYI... I was riding to Hinshaws Motorsports today to pick up an oil filter for my STRYKER... I was pulling into the parking lot and my check engine light came on... bike started to bog down and lost almost all engine power... I stopped... it was idling real rough... the color was leaving my face... I just knew I lost a cylinder.... the service dept guy saw me fiddling around and noticed I had my seat off making sure I did not have a blown fuse... He asked if he could help... I told him what happened... he had me start it up... looked at me and said... "bet its your rear coil wire"... he checked it out and sure enough... coil wire came loose!!! WHEW!!! easy fix... back on the road!

He said he had a few STRYKERS come in with the same issue... always the coil wire......
 

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Talk about good timing. It breaks down right when you pull into the lot. Good to know about this problem! I would have turned pale too!
 

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SFCMcGan said:
Just some FYI... I was riding to Hinshaws Motorsports today to pick up an oil filter for my STRYKER... I was pulling into the parking lot and my check engine light came on... bike started to bog down and lost almost all engine power... I stopped... it was idling real rough... the color was leaving my face... I just knew I lost a cylinder.... the service dept guy saw me fiddling around and noticed I had my seat off making sure I did not have a blown fuse... He asked if he could help... I told him what happened... he had me start it up... looked at me and said... "bet its your rear coil wire"... he checked it out and sure enough... coil wire came loose!!! WHEW!!! easy fix... back on the road!

He said he had a few STRYKERS come in with the same issue... always the coil wire......
Are you talking about the spark plug wires?
 

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SFCMcGan said:
Just some FYI... I was riding to Hinshaws Motorsports today to pick up an oil filter for my STRYKER... I was pulling into the parking lot and my check engine light came on... bike started to bog down and lost almost all engine power... I stopped... it was idling real rough... the color was leaving my face... I just knew I lost a cylinder.... the service dept guy saw me fiddling around and noticed I had my seat off making sure I did not have a blown fuse... He asked if he could help... I told him what happened... he had me start it up... looked at me and said... "bet its your rear coil wire"... he checked it out and sure enough... coil wire came loose!!! WHEW!!! easy fix... back on the road!

He said he had a few STRYKERS come in with the same issue... always the coil wire......
Are you talking about the spark plug wires?
No... there are 2 coils under the tank... the small single wire going into the coil... has a slip on white connector.
 

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SFCMcGan said:
skwerlee said:
SFCMcGan said:
Just some FYI... I was riding to Hinshaws Motorsports today to pick up an oil filter for my STRYKER... I was pulling into the parking lot and my check engine light came on... bike started to bog down and lost almost all engine power... I stopped... it was idling real rough... the color was leaving my face... I just knew I lost a cylinder.... the service dept guy saw me fiddling around and noticed I had my seat off making sure I did not have a blown fuse... He asked if he could help... I told him what happened... he had me start it up... looked at me and said... "bet its your rear coil wire"... he checked it out and sure enough... coil wire came loose!!! WHEW!!! easy fix... back on the road!

He said he had a few STRYKERS come in with the same issue... always the coil wire......
Are you talking about the spark plug wires?
No... there are 2 coils under the tank... the small single wire going into the coil... has a slip on white connector.
oh ok i see. I'll be sure to keep an eye on that. thanks for the heads up!
 

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absolutely thanks for the heads up, i checked mine last night and it was barely hanging on
Dam, Guess I better have a look at mine. Would not want to get stranded anywhere.
 

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Well, that doesn't sound good. Did you do any mods that could have caused the bad connection or do you suppose it just vibrated loose ? I don't know what I would look for first in a case like this....maybe check a fuse. Lucky for you it didn't crap out when you were in the middle of traffic.
 

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Is there an easy way to check them without unbolting the tank.

Where mine sit, it can barely touch it with the tip of my finger.
 

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Easiest way is take the 2 small screws out that hold tank in rear and just pull back of tank up a few inches. Nothing else to unhook. Still won't be easy, but alittle better.
 

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Not hard... really you can use a flashlight and shine it up from the front of the tank and see if they are coming loose....
 

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I'll check mine tonight after work.
If it's loose at all I would think an extra crimp on the connector to tighten the connection is in order.
I had to change those connections when I had my tank off and was installing tachometer. They were on, but your right AR- they could have used a little more pinch.
 
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