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post #1 of 8 Old 07-18-2019, 01:44 PM Thread Starter
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DL 650 wont start

My 2009 DL650 with 48k miles was sputtering/chugging and dying on me last fall. This spring I pulled it out to have a new rear tire, chain and sprockets put on and replace the TPS, thinking this would solve my problem. It did not. I put in a new battery, no change, I replaced the fuel injector control unit. NOTHING. Now the dealership/shop is going to look into the cam timing?
Does anyone have a clue at all as to wtf the problem is????? I am so frustrated after all the money I have spent and the parts I have replaced with no solution in sight. This is SUZUKI not HD, they don't make lemons and 48k cant be all the miles I am going to get out of it.
Please tell me there is a solution something that the so called experts at the dealership are missing??????? I have spark and all the codes are good.

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post #2 of 8 Old 07-18-2019, 02:17 PM
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You would have saved money by NOT throwing parts at the problem not knowing IF they are the problem!!!!!!!!
No the repair place will tell you the problem and the cost and you will be that much more money out!
Always troubleshoot the problem.
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post #3 of 8 Old 07-18-2019, 03:52 PM
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A compression test would be a good start.

Prove the motor is good then move on.
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Pardon me if this a too-simplistic thing to suggest looking at, but I'm only trying to help: Have you looked at the fuel itself? If you keep E10 fuel in a fuel system/engine from Fall to Spring it can really muck things up and just putting new fuel in it will not necessarily cure that.
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Going to be watching this one closely. This is only the second bike I have ever had with fuel injection and computer whatnots. Been working on my own bikes since the 70's but I will admit this has me a little intimidated.

I know it may not be much help but when I run into mystery ailments I chant .. Spark, Gas and air.

JMF552 had a good point .. I let some ethanol rich gas sit for a bit and I had a jet that looked like it was plugged solid with some green glop.

Without actually seeing your bike ... Cam timing seems like a wild guess on a bike with less than 50,000 miles on it.

I would err on gas delivery "jets". Have you pulled your plugs to make sure you are getting spark. What do they look like .. black and wet or lovely tan?

Since I only know simple I like to check simple first.
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This is the sort of behaviour my K9 was exhibiting. New fuel filters and replacing the caps on the vacuum take offs and it's now running fine with no balance problems or hesitation on throttle.
With 48K miles on it the plugs could also be suspect. Everything I mentioned can be checked without throwing money away.
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Start with emptying and checking the tank and fuel filters.
Replace with fresh fuel. Check that both rubber boots that secure the throttle bodies to the engine are secure. A backfire can blow one off. Check the injectors.

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post #8 of 8 Old 07-22-2019, 05:42 AM
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Vinny, have you managed to locate the cause of your K9 Wee starting problem yet? If so, care to share your findings? If not, what points have you already ruled out from your testing?
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