Street Motorcycles and Parts Discussion, Questions and answers that pertain to street motorcycles and parts can be found in this forum.

electric problems?

Old 03-28-2007, 02:19 PM
New To BikerForums
Thread Starter
Sumoboy's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 5
Default electric problems?

My son bought a 1981 Suzuki GS450 last year. Garage kept, in good shape, etc. After putting a new battery in it, getting the carb tuned, and riding it for about 2,000 miles, It failed to start. We put it on a good brand trickle charger the first month he was off to college, and it started fine the first long weekend he was home. On the third day of riding, I noticed it was sounding like a low battery again when he'd try to start it. Okay, to shorten the story, now that he's almost done with the school year, we hooked it up to a new battery again. Same thing happened. After riding it for about 150 miles, it would just click. Oil level is fine, oil is new, plug is new, and Im befuddled.
Sumoboy is offline  
Old 03-28-2007, 06:45 PM
New To BikerForums
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Beltsville, MD
Posts: 7

Would think it either has a short, or the alternator is not working. You could try and put an ammeter at the battery and see if there is a current draw when the battery is off.
arthur is offline  
Related Topics
Thread Starter
Last Post
Street Motorcycles and Parts
02-03-2010 08:30 PM
Performance Tips and Shop Talk
04-24-2007 07:55 PM
Street Motorcycles and Parts
03-17-2006 10:07 AM
Street Motorcycles and Parts
07-22-2003 12:51 PM
Street Motorcycles and Parts
04-15-2002 07:52 AM

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: electric problems?

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to and affiliated sites.