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Suzuki gs 450

Turned the key to on lights were on pressed the starter button and all the lights went out how to fix?

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  • Josh King Dec 28, 2013

    It's a old 1986 suzuki gs 450 hasn't been run in over a year and has sat for a while my friend was an idiot and pressed the start button even though there was no oil in it the lights were on before he pressed it and when he did they went out, is that just a fuse if so which one?

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Check the fuse of your starter.

Posted on Dec 28, 2013

  • Josh King Dec 28, 2013

    Where is that located on a gs 450 1986 suzuki?

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Well the good news is the click indicates the switch is working, when you press the switch the 2poles on the solenoide are joined together alowing the current to the starter,bridge the wires at the solenoide this should put power directly to the starter you wont need to press the start switch, if the engine does not turn over check the connections to both the battery and starter motor,

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The fuel petcock for your gas tank has a vacuum bladder in it. If there's no engine vacuum, fuel is supposed to stop flowing out of the tank, preventing carb overflow and accidental draining of the tank. However, once the engine starts, fresh gasoline will begin to flow out of the tank into the carbs. I believe but am not certain anymore that the vacuum cutoff mechanism is disabled when you turn your fuel petcock to "prime" or "reserve." If that is correct, you should be able to duplicate the carb overflow with the petcock in one of these positions.

As for the specific cause, it sounds like one or both of your carb floats may be sticking in position, preventing the fuel shut-off needle from seating correctly. This can easily happen if you haven't ridden the bike for a while--the most volatile compounds in the gas in your carbs will evaporate, leaving behind an increasingly gummy and sticky substance that will eventually harden into varnish if it's not cleaned out. That gummy stuff seizes up the pivot points for the carb floats, so they don't move correctly. Gummy gasoline residue can also build up over time, even if you ride the bike often, though this usually happens after the bike has been sitting. The fix for this is to clean out your carbs. On an early (1982) GS450, I was able to do this once by removing the carb bowl without removing the carbs from the motorcycle and spraying the float pivot points with a heavy-duty gum cutter (Berkebile 2+2--it's like carb cleaner on steroids, but it will also damage paint).

By the way, if I remember correctly, your carbs have a crossover tube to ensure that both carbs have the same gasoline level in them. This keeps the fuel mixture even for both cylinders and keeps the engine running smoothly. However, that also means that a single carb with a stuck float will flood both carbs equally.

Posted on May 28, 2011

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SOURCE: 1986 Suzuki GS 450, free manual online

how o hook up electrical harness....what goes to what ....been stuck for months now haha

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SOURCE: Turn key on and light comes on, press starter

You just have to track it down.

The starter switch is doing something, or you wouldn't see any dimming.

Apply power directly to the starter with a jumper cable from the (+) post to the starter. If the starter doesn't turn, have someone help you. have then put the one probe of a volt meter on the housing of the starter motor, and the other on the negative battery. If you measure more than 0.1V, you have a grounding problem.
If there is no grounding problem you are either mistaken that the starter is good, or mistaken that the battery is good.

If the starter turns fine, operate the solenoid manually, rather than using the start button. If the solenoid (which you called the magnetic starter switch) will not operate, since it is new there is a problem most likely with it's grounding. If it operated fine, you have a bad connection between the start button and the solenoid.

It does not take much resistance in the high-current part of the starter circuit [(+) to Solenoid to (+) terminal on the starter] to keep the starter from even turning the engine. 1 ohm will limit the current to 12 amps. 2 ohms lowers the available current to 6 amps, just a little more than the high beam light uses.

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Testimonial: "Thanks for the help. Will try your suggestions. Already did the jumper tot he starter adn it is good."

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could be a bad connection to the battery or the starter solinoid cant think how to spell it but its where the positive battery wire hooks up

Posted on Apr 17, 2010

Testimonial: "Thanks for the information, sounds like it could be a loose connection. Where do I find the starter solenoid ? "

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