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1985 suzuki 550 l has set in a barn for 10 years gas was drained, battery removed, and placed under a bike cover. i cleaned the carbs, freshened up the oil, and the bike started w/ assistance of a battery charger 35 amp. do not have a battery in the bike, just using the charger. bike runs but idols at 3000 rpm and will not accelerate, and the engine will shut off if you keep trying to give it more throttle. when i turn on the turn signels w/ each blink of the signal the engine accelerates along with it. i tried this a few times and now my high beam, turns signals, and neutral light no longer work. all fuses are still good. my engine still idols at 3000rpm and will still not accelerate when given more throttle. please help...

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Hi and welcome to FixYa,

Most of your described concerns are brought about by the absence of the battery. Install a new/known to be good battery into the electrical system and ensure that the terminals/connections are clean & tights.

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