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Author Topic: Vara xl1000 va5 developed a misfire  (Read 490 times)

mickeyflyn

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Vara xl1000 va5 developed a misfire
« on: July 28, 2021, 11:08:24 AM »
My vara has started to develop a misfire and while riding it feels like a slack chain and difficult to keep smooth.
Whe ticking over it will intermittently cough and cut out . I run on premium fuel.
I have ordered a new set if iridium plugs and a new air filter as I'm taking the tank off ,should I go the whole hog and replace coils and leads ?
The bike is well looked after and has 30k miles on it.
Any ideas would be appreciated.
If it ain't broke don't fix it !

The Prodded Dog

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Re: Vara xl1000 va5 developed a misfire
« Reply #1 on: July 28, 2021, 04:03:45 PM »
Hit the search engine and type in "misfire".
Could be out of balance throttle bodies???
Try the simple and cheap things first.
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mickeyflyn

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Re: Vara xl1000 va5 developed a misfire
« Reply #2 on: August 01, 2021, 02:26:16 PM »
Hi guys further to my misfire,  took the tank off replaced the air filter checked and cleaned rear plug,which is when I spotted the rubber t joint into the pipe that joins the vacuum pipe I identified as coming from the Scott oiler had come out letting in air.
Cleaned and refitted , clipped the pipes and reassembled.
All back together and started up ran upto temp with no sign of the misfire.
I did read something about another person identified the Scott oiler as the cause of a similar problem.
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Re: Vara xl1000 va5 developed a misfire
« Reply #3 on: August 08, 2021, 02:47:58 PM »
There you go! Cheap and easy fix.
The Scott oiler air leak was me!
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