Question about 2008 Suzuki GS500F
I have looked for bare wires and loose contacts could this be a ignition problem
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Theres definately something wrong in the circuit of tht orange wire ...try to follow it up as to where tht wire goes and you will probabely find the short.
Hope this helps.
Posted on Jun 13, 2009
Sounds like time to remove the fareings, gas tank and seat.
There may be a loose somewhere on the bike. Remove the seat and gas tank to gain access to the wiring harness. Get a volt Ohmmeter as you may need to check continuity at various points. Start at the battery, then the fuses and the wires connecting to the fuses. Inspect for burned wires, abraded wires, loose and/or dirty connections, bad connectors and loose wires. This means the mass of wires inside the headlight must also be inspected. Check the handlebar kill switch and the side stand kill switch as well. Go all the way to the ignition system. Check the key switch. Put it on "run" and check for power through the switch as you jiggle the wires. A spark can blow a fuse. A hot wire thst is going to ground due to an abraided wire will blow a fuse. a bad electrical part like a shorted horn, headlight or switch can blow a fuse. Find the bad connection and you should be able to fix it.
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Posted on Aug 25, 2009
Testimonial: "turned out the kill switch had a short. thanks"
Try replacing the indicator relay, the fuse won't just go unless the circuit has been overloaded (unlikely if you haven't touched it) the relay will be somewhere by the headlight, as for the fuses they usually are located to the left or right below where your handle bars are (under the plastic cover/fairing)
Posted on Mar 26, 2010
weak wires are sometimes the cause of loss of power,if they have been really hot from trying to start and become higher in resistance. looking at the ends of wires where connection are sometimes can reveal bluing of the copper inside (signs of heat). loose cable ends look good but dont perform well.Test charging system for proper charge output to voltage reg. and battery.Short tolerance to load under start conditions could be due to not being charged at high enough volts from charging system. (too many chicken lites or other stuff drawing current)
Posted on Mar 27, 2010
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