Originally Posted By sospan
What symptoms areyou getting?
Is the engine slow turning over?
Does it turn over ok but not fire up?

Slow turnover could be the battery, or a bad earth as the common issues.
Failure to fire could be fuel or spark issues needed detailed checks.


It seems to turn over OK, but I notice a 'slowing' after third or fourth attempt. It's difficult to know whether it turning over fast enough. Once started it runs and ticks over beautifully, which makes me think spark/fuel is OK.

I had an old Suzuki GS that would appear to spin over at a spirited rate, but if the battery was anything but tiptop would fail to start. A new battery would have her starting in seconds. Old suzuki's are renowned for having 'interesting' electrics...


1972 4/4 4 seater
Too many ratty motorbikes