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Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by sleepywombat, May 1, 2006.
wasn't that like 9 weeks ago?
Gravity much be a lot stronger in Tennessee. Your time goes by a lot quicker.
No they are not!
this is the one I need
So you have a Dakar. A bit different than the old standard DR650. I don't think Suzuki sold them in the US.
that headlight faring was on the US model back in 1991 I am doing a project bike and want to use that faring.
That was pretty gnarly.
Wow. I learn something every day. I’ve never seen one of those and I’ve seen a lot of stuff! Very nice.
No, tell us more . .
Interestingly they were called Djebel in Europe. I don't know where this Dakar one came from?
The fastest DR in question is now white, didn't care for the yellow too much.
Yes, yes I will.
My full name is Esteban Enrique-Núñez-García Ramírez-Vasquez-Rodriguez-Hernandez-Cortés Martínez-Roberto Smith.
But you just call me Bobby Smith!!
Well the good news is that I should be able to tell you how it fits before you find one.
So nothing at the starter motor, then next try the starter motor sounds like it spins easily. Strange. At least we have the problem narrowed down to a specific and relatively small area of the bike:
* Ignition key (Kezza recently had this issue and has a good post on it)
* Start button (fairly common fairure if you have the bog standard one) - however we do hear the relay clicking so unlikely.
* Intermittent fault in starter relay (right side of bike) - unlikely, but possible
* Poor electrical connections (includes the ground wire covered in previous posts)
* Issues with the +12V wire from the battery to the starter motor (goes through the relay and fuse)
* Starter motor issues
I know I'd be reluctant to buy a new battery without confirmation that that's the issue, and would try my darnedest to diagnose it first. So for me I would find a friend and get him on a mulimeter ready to test a variety of points. Then sit there and start and stop it until you get a non-start. Hold the starter button for a short time and quickly get him to measure the voltage at one location on interest. Release the button, give it 20 or 30 seconds then try again (reason being is you *may* be drawing a bunch of current and could burn things out - unlikely but we dont want that happening in the middle of your trip.)
First point I'd check is the starter motor itself. If its hard to access put some small wires under the bolt heads and run them outside the bike and tape the ends until the appropriate time. Then work your way back (voltage at the outlet of the relay, voltage at the inlet of the relay, etc). Remember to use the same ground as the item you are testing (for instance the starter motor uses the frame, as does most stuff). Just measuring to the negative terminal doesn't give you the full picture.
If you get 12V at the starter motor - starter should spin - remove starter from bike, connect +12V and 0V and try again (i.e. no engine load)
If you dont get 12V at the starter work backwards.
Has a DR650 been raced in the “Dakar”? With Suzuki backing?
This is a name of a French race horse?
DR750 and DR800 I believe.
How soon? I figured you'd be officially living the life of leisure by now.
I'm going to need a continuation page...
Every just calls you Steve.
!!!! Gosh that was quick - seems he was born only a few months ago. Out of interest, was he stepping towards the bike shed?
You two, shut it!