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Went to the bank tonight, pulled up to the ATM, turned it off, came back, and turned the key, won't turn anything on. Trunk light works just fine. Checked all fuses, those are fine. Checked the battery with jumper cables, and it sparked just fine. I really need help. Can't have it towed, so it's in the bank parking lot. Any help ASAP would be awesome. Thank you!!
 

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Hmmmmmmmm...??????? Did you hit the kill switch by accident.????
 

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No I didn't. When I turn the key, no lights on the dash or headlight. But for some reason the trunk light is just fine.
 

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No I didn't. When I turn the key, no lights on the dash or headlight. But for some reason the trunk light is just fine.
OK....!!!! I am out of ideas to help you......BUT.I am sure one of the BUSA gurus will chime in soon.and give you the right answer to help you out.......both of you!!!!
 

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Sounds like the classic ignition switch burn out - this was the subject of a recall, check with a dealer if your VIN has had the recall completed.
 

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Not a whole lot of information to go on but how about?

1. how long have you had the bike and how old is the battery.
2. What's your usage pattern - every day, once a week, once in a while?
3.Exactly how did you test the fuses?
4. What sort of test is 'sparking a battery'?:p


My bets in order are:

1. Signal fuse.
2. Battery. ( if so check voltage regulator function)
3. Ignition switch
 

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Drive a car to where it is, then try jumping the bike from the car. If it starts, the battery has reached its life limit. It may just have enough juice to light a trunk light.
 

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I ride every day. Battery is from may. Took every fuse out to see if its ok. Tried jumping it but still wouldn't turn headlight on or dash. Had jumpers attached to battery in bike, crossed the connections, and it sparked. Means battery is ok. Have it at the dealer for the ignition switch recall now. Just waiting on parts.
 

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I had the same problem: Work the Kill switch on and off vigorously, That fixed it. Had a similar problem again with the side stand switch, did the same thing to it., Gave them both a good dose of CRC, no problems since.
 

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I ride every day. Battery is from may. Took every fuse out to see if its ok. Tried jumping it but still wouldn't turn headlight on or dash. Had jumpers attached to battery in bike, crossed the connections, and it sparked. Means battery is ok. Have it at the dealer for the ignition switch recall now. Just waiting on parts.
All your spark test proved is that the battery has enough current available to cause a spark. The only true test for a battery is a load test. A load test requires equipment that most home mechs cannot afford. Take it to someone that has the equipment to test motorcycle batteries (a car battery load tester usually doesn't have the right circuits to load test a motorcycle battery). You will probably have to leave the battery overnight as they have to fully charge the battery before they can do the load test.

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Doug in Kentucky
 

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Got the recall done. Starts much better now compared to before. Over 200 dollars for Suzuki to pay for now! So happy I didn't need to pay for anything. The recall was for 03/04 burgman 400's
 
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