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Suzuki GS 750 Starting

I have a 78 GS750 with kick start only, i believe the bike was kick and electric and was converted to kick only. do i still need the starter solonoid or is it only for the electric starting system? when i kick the bike with a jumper battery conected i dont get anything. also the key ignition may be the problem; how do i bypass the key switch?

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  • backyardb541 Jun 22, 2009

    no they didnt light up, which lead me to the ignition switch problem. anythoughts of checking around the key switch?
    thanks for the reply


  • backyardb541 Jun 22, 2009

    no they didnt light up, which lead me to the ignition switch problem. anythoughts of checking around the key switch?
    thanks for the reply

  • backyardb541 Jun 23, 2009

    so new update. i pulled apart the headlight and instrument cluster to find that the key ignition wasnt connected lol! there is a set of wires with a female connector and no wire to be found to connect it to, i think the guy before me started to convert it to a kick only. any thoughts on continuing that train? what would i have to remove and rewire? cheers

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Hi
Sounds like someone has customised your bike - does it have a RH switchgear?
there shd be 3 connectors for the RH switch in headlamp - a 3 pin & 2 singles, the 3 pin has 2x orange/white + 1x yellow/green, this connects to 1x orange 1x orange/white +1x yellow/green wire which are for the kill + start
The singles are 1x orange/green + 1x white (loom side) which go to 1x orange + 1x white respectively, these are for the brake light
If you are keeping the kill sw then its only the yellow/green wire that can be discarded.You can also follow it back to the starter disconnect sw - junk that - keep tracing it back to the starter solenoid & junk that too. If you want to keep the electrical accessory output terminal then connect that straight to the battery or to the orange wire from the ign sw to the fuse box. You can also junk the thick wires from the solenoid, 1x to batt + 1x to the starter motor
You can junk the starter motor too ( 2 bolts then pull away from sidecase & up at the rear) but make sure you block the hole up!
If you want to bypass the ign sw then disconnect the 4 block from it & jump the red to the orange & also the brown to grey (for lights etc)
Good luck & ride safe
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That year you had both electric and kick start as standard future.

the right handle bar round thumb button is the starter and the run/kill rocker switch should be in run position to operate elec starter

check fuse block under seat
Question do you get any dash lights work key turned on?

Posted on Jun 22, 2009

  • mr Overland Jun 22, 2009

    ok then check from battery with a 12v test light



    heavy wire goes to stater solinode branches to alt and key switch



    follow the wires path test from ground to wire connections to get a lit tester means you have power



    when test light don't light the power is broken

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I have a 82 gs 450, i have a problem with my starter, it will not turn over, all i hear is a click. my battery is fine.this is a bobber that i built using the gs engine and components. i have a hradwired electrical system. and i can seem to get my starter to turn over. any help would be sweet.

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