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My Suzuki GS500 won't start.

Please help and forgive me for my complete ignorance as I'm very new to the world of motorbikes. I've brought a Suzuki GS500 2011 model and tried to start it today but it won't start. It doesn't quite turn over and if I keep my finger on the ignition I can hear crackling sound which I guess is from the starter motor. Can anyone give me some help and please keep it simple. Thanks

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First off, is the battery charged?
Batteries get old, and tend to not hold a charge like when they were new.
If the "crackling" sound you describe is a series of rapid clicks, this is a sign or either a low battery voltage, or a bad ground.

Posted on Jan 03, 2014

  • Steve Luck Jan 26, 2014

    Disconnect the 2 cables on the starter relay and touch them together. This should make the starter turn and may even start the engine if the ignition is on. Be careful though, one of the cables is connected directly to the battery so don't let it touch the frame and only connect the 2 cables momentarily or you could burn out the starter motor wiring. If it turns over then the relay is at fault and needs replacing.

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with 2 stroke engines there is 3 things that you need petrol air and spark if you have them the bike will run you say you have cleaned the carb have you checked the air box the filter could be blocked restricting the amount of air in also have you checked the spark plug remove it and see if you get a spark place the plug onto the engine so thats its touching some metal and try and strart the bike you should get a nice fat spark if you dont then replace the plug if you do have a look at it is it oily and black if so the the air screw on the carb needs turning 1/2 a turn inwards if its white then 1/2 turn out if it looks ok the check for compression place your finger over the hole in the engine where the plug came out and try and start the bike your finger should be pulled gently into the hole if not then the piston ring has either cracked or snapped and will need replacing
if all this is ok spray some easy start into the air box and kick the bke over it should start if it does then a new carb might be needed

hope this helps

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