V2 Won't Start! - Stromtrooper Forum : Suzuki V-Strom Motorcycle Forums
DL1000A - 2014-2016 DL1000A - 2014-2016 (L4-L6)

 28Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 121 Old 11-13-2016, 04:59 PM Thread Starter
Stromthusiast!
 
NyMeTsFaN912's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: Edison, NJ
Posts: 1,990
Garage
V2 Won't Start!

I just finally got my V2 back together since the accident. Went to start her up and no cranking but full power. Checked the fuses and they all seem good. Any ideas?


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

-John
NyMeTsFaN912 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 121 Old 11-13-2016, 05:04 PM
Stromthusiast!
Junior Trooper
 
Join Date: Nov 2016
Posts: 3
Quote:
Originally Posted by NyMeTsFaN912 View Post
I just finally got my V2 back together since the accident. Went to start her up and no cranking but full power. Checked the fuses and they all seem good. Any ideas?


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Does it turn over and not fire, or nothing like the starter is not turning?

Sent from my SM-G900V using Tapatalk
Jeremiah Still is offline  
post #3 of 121 Old 11-13-2016, 05:19 PM Thread Starter
Stromthusiast!
 
NyMeTsFaN912's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: Edison, NJ
Posts: 1,990
Garage
I repeat no cranking but full power.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

-John
NyMeTsFaN912 is offline  
 
post #4 of 121 Old 11-13-2016, 05:25 PM
Stromtrooper.com Sponsor
 
richlandrick's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Clover, S.C.
Posts: 4,482
John,

The statement is not as clear as you think. What do you mean by full power?

No cranking = will not turn over with starter?

Check the clutch switch.
NyMeTsFaN912 likes this.
richlandrick is online now  
post #5 of 121 Old 11-13-2016, 05:31 PM
Stromthusiast!
Junior Trooper
 
Join Date: Nov 2016
Posts: 3
Quote:
Originally Posted by richlandrick View Post
John,

The statement is not as clear as you think. What do you mean by full power?

No cranking = will not turn over with starter?

Check the clutch switch.
Kickstand switch, neutral switch. Lights should dim when starter button is pressed? Fuel pump will cycle if all of the above switchs are working.

Sent from my SM-G900V using Tapatalk
NyMeTsFaN912 likes this.
Jeremiah Still is offline  
post #6 of 121 Old 11-13-2016, 05:43 PM
FORUM GODFATHER.....R.I.P. PAT
 
greywolf's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Evanston IL USA
Posts: 38,049
Garage
The side stand switch and kill switch will show a CHEC on the display. The neutral switch can only be a problem if there is also a side stand switch problem. The clutch lever switch will just cause the starter motor not to spin. The headlight will go out when the start button is pressed, not just dim. The start switch is almost never a problem except with the headlights. The starter contacts only activate a relay and are very lightly taxed. 99% of the time, the symptoms described with no CHEC displayed are due to the clutch lever switch.

Pat- 2007 DL650A was ridden to all 48 contiguous states. I didn't quite make it to 17,000 miles on the 2012 DL650A.
Nicknames I use to lessen typing, Vee = 2002-2012 DL1000s. Vee2=2014-2016 DL1000s. Wee = 2004-2011 DL650s. Glee = 2012-2016 DL650s
See https://www.stromtrooper.com/general...nicknames.html

Please vote in the poll on what Strom(s) you have at https://www.stromtrooper.com/informa...-you-have.html
greywolf is offline  
post #7 of 121 Old 11-13-2016, 05:49 PM Thread Starter
Stromthusiast!
 
NyMeTsFaN912's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: Edison, NJ
Posts: 1,990
Garage
I'm thinking it's the starter switch since it was pretty dirty from the accident. When I press it the headlight shuts off as it normally does. If the starter switch was bad would it still kill the headlight when depressed?
No chec or anything out of the ordinary. The bike has full power and just won't crank. I checked the clutch switch and the wires were connected and fine. The fuel pump primes and when I turn the throttle makes a whining sound.
Before I pulled the bike apart the bike ran absolutely fine. Something went wrong between disassembly and assembly.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

-John
NyMeTsFaN912 is offline  
post #8 of 121 Old 11-13-2016, 05:51 PM Thread Starter
Stromthusiast!
 
NyMeTsFaN912's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: Edison, NJ
Posts: 1,990
Garage
Tomorrow morning before work I will try to mess with the clutch switch connectors again. I had to change my handle bars because they were bent so I had the wiring and levers hanging off to the side and they were moved around often. I can see this disturbing the wiring but since I checked the connectors and they were still firmly connected I don't know what else to check on the clutch switch.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

-John
NyMeTsFaN912 is offline  
post #9 of 121 Old 11-13-2016, 06:05 PM
Stromthusiast!
 
bosnjo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Portugal
Posts: 985
Run one wire between negative on battery and one of the screws visible on the metal bracket between the seat and the tank (visible with seat removed). If the bike starts, you have broken "ground" connection wire.
Jeremiah Still likes this.

2017 DL1000 White
2014 DL1000 Red (sold)
2012 DL650 White (sold)
bosnjo is offline  
post #10 of 121 Old 11-13-2016, 06:10 PM Thread Starter
Stromthusiast!
 
NyMeTsFaN912's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: Edison, NJ
Posts: 1,990
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by bosnjo View Post
Run one wire between negative on battery and one of the screws visible on the metal bracket between the seat and the tank (visible with seat removed). If the bike starts, you have broken "ground" connection wire.


I'm not sure I understand that. How would that allow the bike to start?


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

-John
NyMeTsFaN912 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Stromtrooper Forum : Suzuki V-Strom Motorcycle Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome