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My Suzuki GS500F has only 500 miles and is 2006. I had the battery charged at Battery Mart, but it still will not run. Every time I push the start button the headlight goes off, but the light stays on for oil. what should I do. It is still very new.

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The battery LOOKS new. Your battery is three years old. Batteries age quickly. They normally last 2 to 2-1/2 years. Just get a new battery and ride the bike more frequently. In lieu of that, get a cheap 1amp or 2amp trickle charger and charge the battery for two hours once a week. Be sure to keep water over the plates in each cell.

Posted on Apr 18, 2009

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    I am concerned about your carburetors getting gummed up with varnish. Riding so little is not good for the carbs. Start the bike at least once a month and rev it up pretty good once it is warmed up.

    Keep the chain and cables lubricated.



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