How can I stop rain sparking GSX-R trouble?
I have a 2011 Suzuki GSX-R 750 L1 that doesn’t seem to like getting really wet! It was parked in quite heavy rain yesterday and started and rode fine. However, when I got home and turned the engine off with the key, the ignition came back on by itself and kept switching off and on – even when I took the key out of the bike. I had to disconnect the battery to stop it while the bike dried out. Dan, Royal Tunbridge Wells
Answered by Steve Scully, GT Motorcycles If you follow your ignition switch wiring you will find a connector block. When you find that, I think you’ll find it will be full of green gunge and corrosion. If you can clean it effectively, then you can probably repair it and cure the problem. If you’re lucky it won’t have rotted the terminals away and it should just go back together. Sometimes it completely messes the connectors up. In this case, doing the job is a matter of mechanical competence. If you haven’t got the knowhow, then it needs to be repaired by someone with expertise in wiring. If you can do it then it’s cheap as cheap – you just need to put some time into it.