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Will not turn over 1978 Suzuki GS 1000

78 gs 1000 won't start ..no spark ..starter button won't work. I grounded out on the frame with the positive battery terminal and something fried but I don't know what??? please help my bike. @

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Hi, Anonymous before testing any electrical component in the Starting Circuit it is "IMPERATIVE" that you have a fully charged battery of 12.5 volts or more and be able to pass a proper "LOAD" test if necessary, you may have a preliminary reading of 12.5 volts or more but little or zero amperage, the battery is faulty and must be replaced. AGM type batteries fall into this scenario more so than lead-acid batteries.
1. Ignition Switch not in the "ON" position.
2. Engine Run Switch in the "OFF" position.
3. Engine Run Switch is "FAULTY" or corroded.
4. Check the battery terminals for damage or corrosion check the battery cables at "BOTH" ends for loose, corroded, or broken connectors, "INSIDE" and outside the cable harness, perform connector wiggle test and check cables with an ohmmeter.
5. Bank angle sensor needs a reset or is faulty.
6. FOB battery low or dead.
7. Faulty ignition switch.
8. Faulty starter button.
9. Faulty kickstand, clutch, neutral safety switch.
10. Security alarm needs a reset.
11. Starter relay, solenoid, starter motor or circuit wiring faulty.
12. Starter armature or field coils have failed.
13. Main fuse or circuit breaker may be blown or faulty.
14. Faulty ignition relay.
15. The electric starter is working but starter clutch has failed.
16. Check for engine trouble codes.
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https://www.doityourself.com/forum/motorcycles-snowmobiles-go-carts-motorized-bikes-atvs-electric-mobility-scooters-golf-carts/231365-suzuki-gs1000-wont-start.html
https://www.ar15.com/forums/general/interesting_problem_on_an_old_bike___suzuki_gs1000__1978_/134-1476291
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https://www.partsfish.com/oem-parts-for-suzuki
http://gsarchive.bwringer.com/mtsac/~cliff/storage/gs/GS1000G_Owners_Manual_80.pdf

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SOURCE: 78 gs 1000 wont start ..no spark ..starter button wont work..

Ok simple things first have you checked the fuse if so does it have light hor & indicators I so youwill more than likely find that you have in your words fried the starter solonoid be sure to check all the wireing it could be fried any where electrical burns are usualy easaly located but sometimes the hide you will need to be diligent in yor search all the best.Geoff

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