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  1. Suzuki GT185 slowly discharges battery while I ride

    Suzuki
    Hey guys, so i got my first bike a while back. This 75' suzi is a gorgeous little thing and i've fixed nearly everything on it now. the only problem still standing is the slow discharge of my battery when riding. It comes to noones surprise that the old school dc dynamo charging system on this...
  2. Suzuki GSX 750 F Starter problems

    Mechanics Corner
    Hey guys! Hope your'e all well! I have a problem with my 2000 GSX750F and I'm trying to find the root cause. When my bike has been left over night, my starter motor will just click for ages. Eventually after 15 mins the starter motor will suddenly catch and it will work fine and I'll be on my...
  3. minimum battery amp hours

    Mechanics Corner
    i have a 1982 yamaha xs650, heavily modded, kickstart only. it came with a tiny battery the size of a deck of cards. you turn the bike on to start it, and this battery has just enough juice power it up to start. in theory. in reality i think it's not quite enough. i've always had difficulty...
  4. 1986 Suzuki Intrduer 700 Battery Troubles

    Suzuki
    So I am actually extremely new in the motorcycle world and have no experience fixing engines or messing with electrical wiring inside of a bike. That being said, I bought a new set speakers for my bike that use a dc hookup straight from the amp to go on to the battery. Would it be better to just...
  5. GSXR 600 Overheating & Battery Issue

    New Member Pitstop
    I have 2000 GSXR 600 that I have never had any issues with. This morning I started it perfectly and went to go get coffee before going to work. When I went to turn the bike back on it wouldn't start and it sounded like it was the battery. I thought that is impossible i just put in a new battery...
  6. Can't charge my dang new battery

    Mechanics Corner
    I just bought a new Motomaster battery. Just like this one. (Model 4L-B) http://www.canadiantire.ca/en/pdp/motomaster-powersports-battery-0271007p.html#.VRALPPnF-Sp it's 12 volts, four amps. I filled up the battery with the supplied acid... followed the instructions to a tee... It said wait...
  7. Charging 12 V bike battery with 12V Car battery

    Mechanics Corner
    I have a dead 12V bike battery for a 1998 Yamaha Razz scooter. I saw this video, and figured if it's good enough for a mercedes, then why not? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gMPuzmhYCQc Yet, I'm not going to risk it. Without good enough proof first... I digress... I want to take a newly...
  8. Ducati 2005 ST4 abs

    Mechanics Corner
    Hi guys. Thank you for using this forum. I have a Ducati ST4 ABS. I detached the cables from my 6 months old battery for charging. When i charged the battery.....the indicator showed 100% charged. Went to neighbour to re-check and results also 100% working and charged. When i attached the...
  9. Exciter Coil

    New Member Pitstop
    Hi, I'm new to this forum and to forums in general so firstly, hello. I recently bought my first bike, a 1979 Honda CB400t I Hawk wich has been ungraded to the t II engine. I have very limited knowledge of engines and such but am trying to learn. The guy I bought the bike from said that it...
  10. Negative battery cable problems

    Suzuki
    My 2001 GS500 has been having battery problems where it gets no power at all. Previously I could loosen and retighting the screws that connect the cable and the battery and it would get power again. I tried doing this today and nothing happend. After fiddling around I have narrowed the problem...
  11. Suzuki TS185 Charging Problems 6 volt

    Suzuki
    I've been troubleshooting my 1975 Suzuki TS185 charging system for a while now and am a bit of a dead end. While riding the bike the battery will not charge and if I ride for about 40 miles the battery will be completely discharged. At that point pretty much none of my lights work... blinkers...
  12. 2007 GS500 First summer after winter storage

    Suzuki
    Hi new to the forum here. I bought a used 2007 gs500 last summer and road it till september when I had to put it away because I was leaving for school. I cleaned it, changed the oil, ran some fuel stabilizer through it, disconnected the battery, and put it away on its center stand till last...
  13. Help with my Roadliner....

    Roadliner
    I have a 2007 Roadliner and it has just in the last few month's started acting up when I keep the throttle at a steady speed, She starts acting like she's losing power but if I throttle up or down just a bit it returns to the get up and go as usual. Now I have noticed that it does this when she...
  14. Battery Help... ASAP

    Cruisers
    Hello, So i'm at school, and i left the key in my bike and my battery died. Someone had one of those emergency jump starters and i got it to work. This is my first bike, so i feel kind of stupid, but we all make mistakes right? I was wondering is there any thing you can buy that you can keep...
  15. Cigarette Lighter Install

    Marauder M50 Secret Hideaway
    I bought this cigarette lighter so I can plug my GPS into it. Link Here Is there an accessories plug in on the battery? How would you guys go about plugging this in? I think I want it hardwired in case I need to use it when my bike is turned off. I also already have turn light signal...
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