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Cold start I own a 2001 Suzuki and having some very strange issues. I just bought this bike a little over a month ago now and everything was running perfect. Recently i started having issues when cold starting the bike. The problem only happens after being left in the garage overnight, even after 8 hours of not using it it seems to start up fine. What i am encountering is something that sounds more like a dead battery but i am getting a full 12.8-13 volts from it. When i press the start, it turns a few times and then makes a click noise and doesn't turn anymore, i press the start button again and now it wont turn at all, just click every time i press it. Today when it happened the first time i pressed the start button it made the click noise and then it seemed to backfire after about 2 seconds even though it is not running. As i said, after i get the bike started it runs like a champ, i can turn it off and start it up no problems every time. I can not find anything related to this issue anywhere. The bike currently has a petcock issue where it is not letting gas flow through so i have been putting it in Primary so it just goes off of a gravity feed. I turn the petcock to the on position every time i get off so it does not flood it. I don't see how this could be related to the issue but i thought i would bring it up. I would think the starter would turn no matter what since it has the proper voltage. Sorry for such a long description but i wanted to put anything that may be relevant out there. It was re-jetted because of a new muffler in April and has been run on a dyno at that time and everything was fine.

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You definatly have a loose conection from your coil to your battery

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If you are confident that the battery is good, check for corroded wires to the starter. Start at the battery and follow the POS cable to the solenoid. From the solenoid to the starter. If the wires are good and you have a solid ground, then I would suspect the starter brush pack. They could need to be replaced or just cleaned.

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