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Help Across - Dropped my bike. Won't start

Discussion in 'Suzuki 250cc In-line 4's' started by sarahb, Jun 21, 2015.

  1. sarahb

    sarahb Well-Known Member

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    I dropped my bike from stationary. It didn't fall very hard as I broke the fall. But then it didn't start. I did a hill start and it started fine. Drove home 25kms no problem but when I got home it still wouldn't start by itself. It's not the battery as the lights are all fine etc but just makes a clicking noise when I try button start. Ideas?

    It's a 1996 Suzuki across gsx250f

    Ideas appreciated because we can't work it out. Thanks!


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    shot gunning means look at battery-did the acid drain out.
     
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    what side did it drop onto? could you have loosened the start switch wires? or damaged the switch
     
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    generally when you hearing clicking, there isn't enough power in the system to turn the starter motor, I would suggest sticking your battery on charge and see if she comes good
     
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    Yep dropped it on the right side.


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    Check that the connections onto the battery terminals are tight & clean, it may have dislodged & loosesed
     
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    Test battery, solenoid & starter motor with a multimeter. This will confirm which component is faulty.

    Battery should read 12+ volts when the starter is pressed. Solenoid should send 12+v to the starter motor. If starter motor is getting electricity but not cranking the engine, it's stuffed. Brushes worn and the knock killed it.
     
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    Started with jump leads. Does that mean it's definitely the battery?


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    charge your battery and try it before you buy a new one. the drop may have spilt acid so check level .you may also have broken a cell inside so that would mean new battery. buy a agm one and they are sealed. i like motobatt,others like ssb.look at ebay for an idea on price before going to local battery supplier.
     
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    Thanks everyone. Much appreciated. The battery charged today and got a ride in. Hopefully the battery stays charged and nothing wrong with the alternator.. :)


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