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Need help with an old gs450 - April 8, 2007, 06:49 PM

Im building a cafe racer and after installing the handle bars the starter button dosnt work. It also has a charging problem that I cant figure out. Any one out ther know how to trouble shoot electrical work. If anyone can come by and help me out Id greatly appreciate it. Its a 1981 Suzuki 450. I have a warm garage to work in and Ill supply beer and food. I just want to get this road worthy for the cafe ride and Im getting frustrated. I cant afford to take it to a shop right now.

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April 9, 2007, 08:56 AM

Sounds like you have a ground problem. You must be able to start it to know that you have a charging problem. If it's not the main ground that is the problem, perhaps it is the ground to the starter switch or the starter itself. Bikes use the frame as ground for several components. Unfortunately, I only know enough to be dangerous.
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Sounds like you have a ground problem. You must be able to start it to know that you have a charging problem. If it's not the main ground that is the problem, perhaps it is the ground to the starter switch or the starter itself. Bikes use the frame as ground for several components. Unfortunately, I only know enough to be dangerous.
Ok Im going to use a dremel to sand down all the grounding points tonight. I hope this is the problem.

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