Question about 2003 Suzuki GSF 600 S Bandit
I was driving home going an estimated 60mph. My engine started to make a deep sound like it was losing power. Then I started to lose acceleration and wasn't getting any response from my throttle. Eventually, my engine died and I came rolling to a stop. The bike wouldn't start after that. I had a little less than half a tank of gas. I tried starting it up the next day and it worked fine. The bike is a 2003 bandit 600s. cant figure out what it is?
Hi, Sibleymd10 and the usual suspects are:
1. Severely discharged or a damaged battery must have 12.5 volts or more and be able to pass a proper "LOAD" test if necessary, you may have a preliminary reading of 12.5 volts or more but little or zero amperage the battery is faulty and must be replaced, AGM batteries fail in this scenario more so than lead acid batteries.
2. Faulty alternator/generator and or voltage regulator.
3. Loose or corroded battery terminals and or cables especially the "NEGATIVE" cable, look for loose, corroded, or broken connectors inside the cable harness at "BOTH" ends.
4. Faulty main circuit breaker or ignition switch, check for loose connections and continuity.
5. Faulty system and or ignition relay, check for continuity.
6. Faulty ignition coil, ignition/electronic module.
7. Faulty CKP, CPS, CMP, MAP, TPS, or BAS sensor, corroded, loose or broken wire connector pins/sockets.
8. Throttle cables and or idle speed improperly adjusted hot idle speed should be 950 RPM to 1000 RPM.
9. Faulty neutral, side stand or clutch lever safety switch.
10. Fuel tank empty
11. Fuel tank contaminated with ethanol sludge.
12. Water or dirt in the fuel system, or clogged filter.
13. Restricted, blocked or kinked fuel line.
14. Faulty fuel pump.
15. Faulty pressure regulator.
16. Faulty or clogged fuel injectors.
17. Lean angle switch is faulty or needs adjustment.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
This sounds like water in the gas. Condensation in the gas tank makes it's way into the float bowl and after enough accumulates the bike dies because water just doesn't burn like gas. Drain the carbs and then let them fill up again. The good thing is that the cost to eliminate this as a problem is zero.
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If the plugs are very tight, use firm pressure intermittantly whilst unscrewing the plugs a bit at a time, screwing the plug back in and then out again. This, if done with a hot engine, will help to avoit damaging the head and the aluminium threads.
If the threads get damaged due to a build up of carbon on the end of the threads, Helicoils will need to be inserted. If you need helicoils, contact a quality engineering company for help, or a good garage. Don't foget to fit the correct length plugs and use "Copper Ease" on the thread to avoid this problem again
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Posted on Dec 14, 2010
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