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I have had my suzuki 2 years and hardly had any probs i was riding home the other night and i smelt a burning smell next thing all the electrics cut out and aboout a mile further down the road the bik

I have had my suzuki 2 years and hardly had any probs i was riding home the other night and i smelt a burning smell next thing all the electrics cut out and aboout a mile further down the road the bike just rolled to a stop and the battery had completely drained, i couldnt find anything obviously wrong so charged the battery to see what would happen and the same thing happened again only this time when i pulled it up and parked it after it died i noticed that the overflow pipe was leaking fuel quite heavily, now it hasnt drained the tank but i am now really concerned over the burning smell and the fact that even when running the bike cannot keep the battery charged enough to make a ten min journey any ideas what could be the problem ?

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Your regulator / rectifier is bad it is boiling the acid out of the battery from over charging it , i had the same thing happen on 2 bikes
a kz , and a gs lol

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SOURCE: Battery drained while riding

chek your connection where the alternator plugs into your engine casing & spray it with electrical contact cleaner

Posted on Mar 28, 2009


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It all seems to be leading to fuel starvation. Have you checked the tank breather is not blocked which can be a small hole in the petrol cap or a tube from under the tank. It could also be a blocked fuel filter. There should be two. One inside the fuel tank under the petcock, another before the fuel pump. Here is the workshop manual where you can find all info you will ever need for this bike.
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Thanks and good luck.

Posted on Apr 24, 2009

SOURCE: honda cb750 f2 1978fault on old bike ! electrical problem

From your explanation it sure sounds electricals, but surprising to hve a total failure to the electricals and thn it reappears after 30seconds!
Best would be to go through the wiring especially frm the battery onwards, the fuse box .
Since it is totally disappearing it should be a fault to those main wires could be lose connections somewhere!.
Hope this helps.

Posted on May 10, 2009


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There may not be an in-line fuel filter on the bike. Most bikes don't come with them. Yes, the fuel petcock has two screen filters on one pipe and they can get clogged up. Remove the tank then remove the petcock and clean it. The gas in the tank should be dumped into a clear plastic storage bin so that you can see if there is any water in the gas as well as rust and trash. Your bike is 15 years old and the inside of the tank may be rusty. If so, Google kreem fuel tank liner “ or go to


This will end the rust problem. Go ahead an install an in-line fuel filter. There is a drain plug on the lower left side of each carb. Drain each carb into a clear container and look for water and trash. You may need to clean the carbs but hold off to see if the other stuff fixes the problem.

Go to the site below where you can see a parts diagram for your specific bike. You will select the actual brand, year, model, etc., once you go to the site. Part numbers and prices are also shown. You can order parts from this site. In the event no price is shown on a particular part, the part is not in stock.

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Posted on Jun 04, 2009


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SOURCE: 1990 virago 535 starts and runs great for about 3 or 4 miles

Pull the float bowl caps off the carbs and then spray carb cleaner into the main jet and all other accessible ports on the carbs. Chances are there is a build up of water condensation in the carbs.


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