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post #1 of 27 Old 07-02-2016, 12:25 PM Thread Starter
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Using the Micro-Start Power Supplies

Today I got on my V2 to leave for work and the battery didn't have enough juice to start it. The fuel pump primed and everything seemed normal, it just didn't have the juice. I own a Micro start XP-1 and thankfully never had to use it before. Today was the day I thought it would bail me out. I hooked up the jumper cables to the battery, plugged it in to the device, and same thing. Just dead. Shouldn't it crank right over once connected or does it need to sit there for a little and let it charge up? The XP-1 had full juice so that wasn't the issue. I did have a hard time getting the jumper cables to hook up to the battery terminals but they seemed to have contact so I'm pretty sure I can rule that out. Anyone use these before and if so, how do you use it? Seems pretty straightforward but then again it's new technology and it could be anything.

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Is the Micro-Start a LiFe battery ? might need to let it sit with the key on and lights drawing on the battery a bit to get it warmed up to get the battery up to full power
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Did it crank at all? I have seen a Micro Start jump an older DL1000 with no issues.

I doubt this relates to you but when my wiring harness screwed up it back in January (literally the day before I was gong to take in into the shop to get the work done) it wouldn't start either. No amount of Jumping with my Micro-Start, Boosting from a car, or bump starting would work. It simply didn't crank and wouldn't bump even though all the lights were on properly.

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Did it crank at all? I have seen a Micro Start jump an older DL1000 with no issues.



I doubt this relates to you but when my wiring harness screwed up it back in January (literally the day before I was gong to take in into the shop to get the work done) it wouldn't start either. No amount of Jumping with my Micro-Start, Boosting from a car, or bump starting would work. It simply didn't crank and wouldn't bump even though all the lights were on properly.



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I was taking it in for the recall 2 weeks ago but ended up going in to work n never getting it done. It doesn't crank at all and seems to have plenty of power. I never even considered to look at my voltmeter and see how many volts I had. I guess I was just shocked that this happened out of nowhere and also rushing around to get to work on time. When this happened to you was it the ground that is supposed to be relocated causing the issue? What else can I check without lifting the tank if all is fine with voltage?

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I was taking it in for the recall 2 weeks ago but ended up going in to work n never getting it done. It doesn't crank at all and seems to have plenty of power. I never even considered to look at my voltmeter and see how many volts I had. I guess I was just shocked that this happened out of nowhere and also rushing around to get to work on time. When this happened to you was it the ground that is supposed to be relocated causing the issue? What else can I check without lifting the tank if all is fine with voltage?
My dealer said all of the recalls applied to my bike. I thought by buying a 2015 I sidestepped the issues but it was not to be. I literally washed the bike, when to gas it so next morning would take to the shop but it didn't start again a the gas station (20 km/12 miles from home.)

I was just thinking did you check the obvious stuff like Clutch switch, kill switch, sidestand, etc? I have missed those things in the past enough times that checking them is etched in my mind.

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Will do all that tomorrow morning before work and let you know what it is. Thanks for all your help.

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The micro starts don't need to sit there, just hook it up and hitting the start button should get a result.

If your connections were good ? you have another problem.

Fitting Anderson plugs to both the bike and the micro starter is good insurance.

Please don't turn your back it when charging your micro battery they can be dangerous.

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Well I just got done pulling the bike apart and don't have any more time or patience to mess with it. I pulled the tank off looking for possible wires affected due to recall issues. Nothing found and I'm going to have to pay to get it towed to the dealer. Brand new bike with less than 6k. Good job Suzuki.

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Kickstand switch or emergency stop switch malfunction? I carry the XP1 and had to hit the boost button a couple of times and let it give some juice back to the battery before it finally cranked over on another battery before. Totally dead batteries won't just start right up... need to give it a few for it to start accepting the charge enough to crank.

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