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Hi everyone,can someone tell me why my 2003 burgman650 does not change gear on all modes(automatic,manual and power mode).

I brought the scooter last week from a Suzuki dealer(170 miles away from me)and had it delivered to me.The dealer told me they had checked and serviced the scooter before it came to me.So I did not test ride the scooter untill this morning.The B-650 will start with no problem and it drive off very nice but after the first minute I discovered the scooter will not change gear on automatic mode,it will only stay on 1st gear,so I rev it until redline(about 8500-9000rev) and it still not changing gear.Then I have try power mode,but it is not changing gear,then I try the manual mode,The display shown 1,press the up button,the 1 flash 3 times on display but still not changing gear.So my Burgman will only do 35 mph max speed, the slowest Burgman 650 in the world.

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Thanks Paul,I will go and check it now.If it is the push switch,what can I do to stop it from happen again.
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Paul.
Just want to say THANK YOU to you again,the problem is now solved,it was the silver push switch got stuck.I've cleaned it up and will try scooter again later.
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I squirt some oil on that switch, and also the one by the sidestand, every once in a while. If the one by the sidestand sticks, the engine will not start. I also have to lubricate my centerstand frequently, or it doesn't retract fully.
 

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What a forum!

Problem posted: X
Problem reported solved: 1 hr 16 mins later!!!

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I'd be lucky to get thru the dealers phone system that fast. :?
 

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Neither would the dealer know the solution - at least for less than a hunnert bucks!
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pauljo said:
Welcome to BurgmanUSA. It sounds like the little push switch under the centerstand is stuck. When it is pushed in (centerstand down) it prevents the scooter from shifting.
Nice work. Could these safety switches be bypassed by just wiring the two lines together preventing a future occurance.
 

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G said:
Nice work. Could these safety switches be bypassed by just wiring the two lines together preventing a future occurance.
I'm sure they could be disabled, but a drop of oil from time to time keeps them from sticking. We had a discussion on bypassing the sidestand switch on the forum some time ago. The concensus of most folks was that they wouldn't disable it - it serves a valid safety function. I'm less sure of the value of the centerstand switch. It's easy enough to just oil them. I recommend doing it after washing the scooter, and I always do it before going off on a tour. If you ride in the rain frequently, I'd oil them more often. And I'm sure we probably have members who ride in the rain, never oil the switches, and have not yet had a problem... I just feel more comfortable doing the preventive maintenance.
 

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Wow! I knew about the sidestand switch, but didn't even realise the centerstand had a safety.
I can understand the reason (and agree) for the side stand safety, but don't see the rationale for the centerstand one, especially if you can still get the bike moving!? I don't remember reading about this switch in the ownr's manual.
The dealer wouldn't have a clue, even for a hunnert bucks.:roll:
Another potential problem solved. This forum rocks! :idea:
Thanks to all who contribute this valuable information.
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pauljo said:
And I'm sure we probably have members who ride in the rain, never oil the switches, and have not yet had a problem...
That would be me, never thought of doing that. I guess I should, thanks.
 
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