Question about 1980 Suzuki Gs 550 L
I've had my bike about a year, and most of the time it has started just fine. Sometime last summer the bike would continue to die and I replaced the rectifier/regulator on the bike. The problem was solved for the year. At this point my bike won't turn over at all. First the starter was spinning but not engaging the engine; my battery has always seemed to hold a very low charge, about 11 Volts, so I thought that was maybe the problem and replaced the battery. Now the starter doesn't even spin! I've been scouring the bike checking connections, general electrical seems to be working so I don't think its grounding out, but I guess I don't know how I determine if the starter is the problem, the solenoid switch (which does click), or where else to go with it. Any help would be appreciated, thanks guys.
Try carefully shorting a screw driver accross solenoid the two big nuts with ignition on . try a meter on continuity starter casing to earth
Posted on Dec 27, 2014
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Electrical Dies when I start
You have to check the battery cables for corrosion and loose connections , from your description tht of when hitting the starter button you loose all connections thts a typical sympton of loose connection especially on the main wire.
Go through the complete wiring and connections of your bike and spray WD-40 to all connections it will help clean up.
Knight (Yamaha XJ750A 1981)
Posted on Apr 17, 2009
The clutch safety switch on the handle bars might be bad. I changed mine when I had this problem and had no problems after this. Hope this helps.
Posted on May 19, 2012
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