Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Milwaukee, WI, USA
Re: Help Bike Died
I had a similar problem, bike dying repeatedly, then after about an hour, it would start and run fine for awhile. Had it in to dealer and after over $1,000, the problem continued. At the end of last season the dealer was waiting for a part to replace - some type of sensor. At the beginning of this season the problem worsened, couldn't go more than a few miles without the bike dying.
I received some great advice here, and finally performed the canisterectomy. Immediately after the surgery, it the bike appeared to be running fine, but then same thing, bike died and after an hour it started and ran fine again.
Any other ideas?
Thank you for all your past help. I really am not mechanically inclined, so this site is a Godsend.
1999 Basalt Grey Custom
Graduated from my vintage (aka old) Suzuki GS