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Offline Caffs

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Battery problems
« on: December 05, 2021, 16:37:03 »
Help  :shrug: I have 1 year old Motobatt high capacity battery, however I seem to either have a duff battery or a very poor earth.  For context I have 2017 DL1000.
Can anyone guide me towards the earthing point from the battery to the engine, or for that matter any obvious things I may have overlooked.

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Re: Battery problems
« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2021, 17:40:51 »
Rear top part of the engine.

Also check the terminals on the battery are tight both side and the little bracket bit is also tight.



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Re: Battery problems
« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2021, 18:31:57 »
Has your bike got the post recall earth point? Diagram of the latest point in this blog:

https://blog.motorcycle.com/2016/01/11/manufacturers/Suzuki/Suzuki-v-strom-1000-recalled-for-three-separate-electrical-issues/

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Re: Battery problems
« Reply #3 on: December 05, 2021, 20:28:34 »
I think the 2017 model 1000 has had a few oe battery problems, I remember reading about upgrading the battery to a ytx16, from a 14. Do a search here or Google. If your bike is a 17 model (not a 16 on a 17 reg).. the earth will be OK, only affected the 2014-16 veeks. The battery on my 14 at 38k miles is still the original and I do nothing special with it.

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Re: Battery problems
« Reply #4 on: December 05, 2021, 21:34:38 »
If the above fails to address the problem, it might be worth investing in a multimeter to test the battery voltage, earth and charging voltage at 5k revs.
I thought I had a battery problem. Turned out to be bad contacts in the handlebar starter button assembly .. common problem on the 650's apparently, but manifests in a hesitant/groaning start and headlight not coming on.
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Re: Battery problems
« Reply #5 on: December 06, 2021, 11:22:13 »
My dealer friend says recent Motobatts may not be as good as they were a few years ago.  By all means check the earth  and the terminal connections but if they are all good you might want to have the battery tested.
This doesn't last forever, so do it while you can.