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Hi We Have 2002 Burgman Skywave Suzuki we brought in 2012 and had endless problem with overheating and no power and nobody in SA can help us with it. On the way home today, the temperature would every now and again, when pushed a little, go up to four bars and then come down back to three bars after a little while. About four kilometers from home it went up to five bars (max) and the Chec and red light came on forcing me to pull over. Stood on the side of the road for about 20 minutes for her to cool down and rode home very slowly. As mentioned, I was going to ride her despite the lack of power, but I guess this is out of the question as she may just overheat again.
As it is a four stroke, I would suggest that you start by draining and flushing the cooling system. Then refill with antifreeze. (it also works in hot temperatures) if the problem continues after this then you will need a new thermostat. Engines usually run at between 80 and 90 deg C the thermostat is there to try and keep the engine between these temperatures.
Posted on Oct 10, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
You charged the battery off of the battery charger with a trickle charge. The battery wouldn't charge while you're riding, because your alternator took a cr@p.
(Sorry if I seem gruff, but I'm an old biker, and Harleys are all I ride. I'm also a Harley mechanic.
Shhhh! I don't want that to get around! lol!)
3.Battery is at 13.4 volts now? What is the specific gravity of the acid in each cell? Don't have a hydrometer? Do you have a load tester? No? Since you measured the voltage, do you have a multimeter?
Test the voltage with the bike running. It should be around 14.6 volts when charging, less with the battery fully charged.
Don't get the correct reading, then you better look at alternator replacement. (Regulator is built in)
Posted on Jul 13, 2009
HT coil, 99% certain, the one that's on the end of the plug lead. electrical stuff, particularly HT coils break down when warm. if it was a CDI unit it would likely go pop and that's the end of it. you can get the coil tested, or get a second hand cheap one or borrow one to see if that's it. I used to test them by putting them on a radiator to get really hot, faulty ones would give up real quick then.j
Posted on Aug 09, 2009
I think you could have an intermitant open circuit inside your battery. One of the links joining the cells is loose and makes contact sometimes and not other times. Replacing the battery could fix the problem. There appears to be notthing amiss in your charging system.
Posted on Apr 09, 2010
You may have a dirty carb and the whole fule system may need a good clean out with fresh new fuel and check your jets in the carb
Posted on Apr 26, 2010
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