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I picked up a '06 Suzuki GSXR 1000 from the remnants of an ugly divorce. The former rider laid the bike down one drunken evening and its been parked since then. I'm trying to assess the extent of the damage by installing a Dealer Mode Switch. From all the instructions I've seen on this topic, the interface should be located under the rear seat but I found mine under the seat. I've seen people tapping directly into these wires, but I would prefer to use a male interconnect. Anyone know where I can purchase a 3x2 male terminal block that will connect to the white outlet featured in the first picture above the battery?

Here's the story so far...
Found Bike w/Battery Dead, Recharged w/Trickle Charger
Attempted to Start -- Ignition is slow to turn over & engine doesn't respond. FI light lit solid.
Changed Oil & Filter
Shopping Male Interconnect for Dealer Mode Switch




 

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Riprocop,

I've been to the Bugman's website and I understand all about the Dealer Mode Switch. I would rather not strip the wires to tap into so I'm shopping for a male 3x2 terminal block that will plug into that white female connector. I'll probably cram a paperclip in there today just to see what the code is, but I'd like to install the switch Bugman uses.

uneedthis2,

Much Thanks! I appreciate all input and Canyon Dancers look like a worthy investment!


FI Codes to come later today!
 

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you can get these niftly lil wire tappers in most any electrical section that are the correct gauge of the wire, they snap around the wire and then you take a pliers and compress a metal pin down into the wire, the other end of that lil connector is a male end, which you can connect to a female end wire connector. when done you just pull that lil metal pin back out, undo the connector and throw some electrical tape around the puncture spot.
 

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NoAllies, that's what I'll be doing then!

I stuck a paperclip in the terminals just to get the error code which spat out -C00 = No Fault... So I guess I need to test the battery, look for spark, replace spark plugs, and maybe reset the ECM (remove lead of battery?)...
 

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The engine turns, you say....I have a charger/jumper unit for my car. When my batttery was really dead, even after charging it...I just jumped it. Try that. Also, make sure all of your fuses not blown. Sometimes a blown fuse can make a world of difference. Good luck
 

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Here are some examples of what I was talking about...granted, they are a bit different...but still the same principal. With these you just feed the wire you want to "tap" into through as well as the connecting wire, crimp down the metal piece and you're good to go.

http://www.grainger.com/Grainger/items/1A075

http://www.grainger.com/Grainger/items/4YT77

The bike looks great. Doesnt look like there's too much work to be done to it and if you got a steal of a deal on it, then you're even better off.

Hey, an idea...my friend bought a bike that was laid down and missing the same section of tail on the subframe. His bike would not start because of a relay that was missing. It got ripped out when that tail section got torn away in the accident. So, if I wasn't clear enough, this relay was in the tail. I don't remember what the relay was called though.
 

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I spoke with a Suzuki Tech today and he told me that a Fuel Injection System Flush was a good idea after the bike had sat for so long. In Oregon they add 10% ethynol to the gas and the guy told me this stuff turns into gunk after a period of time. If the Fuel Injectors were gunked up, would this keep the bike's starter from turning over and the engine cranking?

I figure if the Dealer Mode reports -C00 and the electrical is ok, then the problem must have more to do with regular maintenance....?
 

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uneedthis2,

Much Thanks! I appreciate all input and Canyon Dancers look like a worthy investment!


FI Codes to come later today!
Yea man they're like $27 and are by far the best way to tie down a sport bike!I drove my bike home 800 miles in the back of my s10 in snow and didn't worry once about my bike. Try running some "sea foam" through your bike, it'll smoke a lot but it'll also clean out your fuel system! Don't go buy some junk ass bottle of fuel system cleaner!
 

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the bike needs to start in order to run anything though it, seaform or other. what you need to do is get a voltage meter and make sure you're getting voltage to the starter. From what i'm reading, it won't even crank...correct?

Have you looked into the relay in the tail section that I mentioned?

Could you describe exactly what is happening a bit more vividly?
 

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In your pictures the area where the plugs are behind the battery you have a MISSING support bracket. The side picture kind of makes it look like it wasn't on when you had the bike in the truck. Honestly I can't remember right now if the FI light stays on or not untill the engine starts and is running so if the light normally stays on till the engine is running then it would explain why the light is on. I also believe you wont get a code until the engine has been running so that explains no code. My k6's battery went after 1 1/2 years so best to just buy a battery and see what happens.

You got the change the oil right and best to flush the tank and fuel line off it. I'd hope the problem is NOT related to the previous wife being vendictive. But you said ugly was the seperation. New battery and get a dealer to do a tune up like plugs and check everything out. The bike kind of looks like it already has the frame brace installed so you wont have to worry about the dealer having to do that if so.
 

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I'm sorry fellas, I've been inundated with work. I'll be back with ya Monday with a follow-up and thank you!

I'm in Salem, but I work in Portland and we train down in K-Falls regularly so I get around but the helos are reluctant to tow the bike for me. ;)

Short update though... Paid $2k for the bike, seemed like an OK deal. They took it in after it was laid down and the tech said internally it was all fine. They're friends so I trust what they tell me. The tags on it are 3yrs old, so I assume its been sitting for about that time. When I found it though, the thing was dead. I set a trickle charger to teh battery and changed out the oil & filter. I also attempted to install a dealer switch but the wire taps I used were to large so I aborted.

Here's an update on what's happening...
- Insert Key, Turn On
- Click Starter
- Hear a clicking noise under the seat, but the starter does not engage. The lights dim when I attempt to engage the starter.
- LCD reads CHEC
 
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