Question about 2001 Suzuki DR-Z 400 SE

1 Answer

I have a 2001 Suzuki DRZ400S. It has some kind of charging problem. At idle it is charging at 12.4 volts. At about 4000rpms it is only slightly higher. Changed battery and try different regulator out of my buddys bike and no difference. His bike charges over 14 volts at idle. Checked my stator resistance and it seemed fine. I am tired of riding somewhere only to have it not start up and getting stuck and having to push start. Checked the connections too. Any ideas?

Posted by on

Ad

1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    Hot-Shot:

    An expert who has answered 20 questions.

    Corporal:

    An expert that hasĀ over 10 points.

    Mayor:

    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 2 times.

  • Expert
  • 81 Answers

Sounds like a problem with the battery itself. If the battery is over 3 years old you might want to remove it and have it tested at pep boys or something. if battery is good...Then have a look at your generator.

Posted on May 23, 2011

Ad

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Ad

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

My 2001 5.3 litre shows voltage light on start up and gage shows low voltage it will begin to charge agian after a few minutes of idle i had the battery checked and it showed ggood next thing woould be...


Check the idle rpm (efi around 900 rpm ) carby around 750-800rpm. Very few alternators charge under 750 rpm as it requires 14 volts to charge the battery and at low revs the alternator will be producing around 11.5-12 volts. Check tension and condition of drive belt.

Apr 20, 2013 | 2002 Chevrolet Silverado

1 Answer

Charge at idle only


Your alternator is faulty. A properly working alternator produces 13.5 to 14.5 volts at idle and raised rpm's. The battery itself is 12 volts and a raised rpm demands more electrical power, therefore your drop.

Apr 12, 2012 | Saturn Cars & Trucks

2 Answers

My 2001 vulcan 1500 will not start. the indicator lights work but when i try to start it all lights go out for a second then come back on again. battery shows fully charged on trickle charger.


Measure the voltage on the starter side of the solenoid with the kill switch ON and the key ON and the starter switch PRESSED - trans in N. IF it is not 12 volts, it may be faulty.

Jan 18, 2010 | 2001 kawasaki VN 1500 Vulcan Classic

1 Answer

2001 Suzuki GSXR 1000 has a slight miss fire,also won't turn over


On the starting issue alone. It sounds very much like a loose ground connection at the battery or starter perhaps. Sounds crazy but, check you negative connection at the batttery and at the starter. This could explain why it is not a constant issue...yet. Hope this helps, and please post your solution when completed. Thanks,

JP

Dec 09, 2009 | 2001 Suzuki GSX-R 1000

1 Answer

My bike started running bad. Only idles with choke


Recheck the float level, adjust if necessary.
Reblow the jets with compressed air.
If you have tampered with the air-mixture screw you will have to reset it too.
Standard setting is all the way in ...slowly as not to damage the tip, thn outwards 2 & a half turns to 3.
Hope this helps!

Nov 20, 2009 | 2003 Suzuki DR-Z 400

1 Answer

My 1999 Suzuki intruder 1400 dies when I put on the turn signal. It doesnt do it at higher RPMs, just when it is at idle or above. I assume it to be a bad ground, but all the signals test out. Any advice?


Check the Voltage at the battery whilst the engine is running, it should be around 13 to 14 volts. If it is 12 volts you might not be charging the battery, when you put the indicator on the low voltage will drop out the Ignition - very typical Suzuki.

Nov 08, 2009 | 1999 Suzuki VS 1400 Intruder

1 Answer

I have a 1982 850L that has either a wiring


seems to be a bit high thinking that it should only be about 14v or so at its highest point. I would lean towards the reg/rect as this is the most likely culprit under these circumstances.

Oct 27, 2009 | 1981 Suzuki GS 750 L

2 Answers

The battery on my DRZ400s runs down even when riding


maybe your stator is not charging the battery,also check you voltage regulator..

Oct 13, 2009 | 2003 Suzuki DR-Z 400 S

1 Answer

I have a drz400s 2001, I recently bought a new battery because I had to keep charging the old one but I am still having the same problem with the battery not charging?


It is probably the voltage regulator or rectifier, as the bike runs check the voltage of the battery it should read 14 volts if it only reads 12 the battery is not recieving enough volts to maintain the batteries charge, go to bike bandit.com the probaly have the part you need.

Aug 02, 2009 | 2001 Suzuki DR-Z 400 SE

Not finding what you are looking for?
2001 Suzuki DR-Z 400 SE Logo

239 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Suzuki Experts

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

76132 Answers

Arnie Burke
Arnie Burke

Level 3 Expert

4521 Answers

Richard
Richard

Level 2 Expert

83 Answers

Are you a Suzuki Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...