Loss of power

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paradox1559
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Re: Loss of power

Postby paradox1559 » Fri Sep 14, 2018 5:52 pm

I did rebuild it, and it works much better now. However, since I got the bike the key switch only worked in the middle position. It still won't turn on with the key turned all the way to the right. What exactly does that position do?

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BATTS
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Re: Loss of power

Postby BATTS » Fri Sep 14, 2018 6:08 pm

Turns on parking lights, if fitted.
Chris
76 GT750, 78 GT550, BMW K1600gtl

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Re: Loss of power

Postby paradox1559 » Fri Sep 14, 2018 6:55 pm

I found out it was starving for fuel. There was a slight kink in the fuel line......... Rebuilt the ignition switch and it works %100 almost like new.

However I was riding it and my previously inoperable headlight decided it worked. After about 2 minutes of having a headlight again I lost all power and it won't turn back on... The main fuse isn't blown so I'm at a loss here. I followed the main fuse wire and found the end in the headlamp bucket and it isn't hooked up to anything. There are a couple more wires up front that haven't been hooked up since I've had it, a few of which are for turn signals that I don't have. The others in not sure about. I will post a picture of the wiring in a bit

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Re: Loss of power

Postby paradox1559 » Fri Sep 14, 2018 9:53 pm

The main fuse was in fact blown. Now I have to figure out WHY it blew

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Roger Ackery
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Re: Loss of power

Postby Roger Ackery » Fri Oct 12, 2018 11:22 am

Hi, my ignition switch played up, it wasn't making a positive connection when the key was turned. I didn't waste any time replacing it ,or trying to overhaul it :idea: Be aware that after market ones have their faults, try to stay with OEM Suzuki switch if you can :!:
Cheers.
Roger
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