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electrical problems with 2007 C50T

After 48,000 miles, my 2007 C50T has had been unreliable about starting. After two new batteries and three mechanics, I am still having problems. If it does start, it runs really well.
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What are the symptoms? Does it turn over at normal cranking speed or slowly?

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i know the '07s aren't listed in the rectifier recall...but could it be the source of your problems.??? heck, i don't even know what a rectifier is/does.

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Yeah, we need more details about the symptoms. Could be a lot of things. Why did you replace the batteries? Were they tested, or was that just a guess? What else has been tested?
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i heck, i don't even know what a rectifier is/does.
rectifier: device that changes AC (Alternating current) to DC (Direct current)


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rectifier: device that changes AC (Alternating current) to DC (Direct current)
Yep, wouldn't be a starting issue, only a charging or lights issue.
Although he may have a dead or not-100% battery, and like most Suzuki's if your battery isn't 100% you ain't gettin' no spark!

Easy enough to test, just get the bike started and see if there is over 14 vdc across the top of the battery, if there is it's charging and the rectifier is fine.

Like dohebert and Steve said, we need more symptoms.

Why use a big word when a diminutive utterance would suffice?
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rectifier: device that changes AC (Alternating current) to DC (Direct current)
ooooooooook. still greek to me.

i don't know nuthin' 'bout 'lectricity. i usually just call Cort if it doesn't work


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Here are a few key pieces of information that would help make a determination. Make sure the kill switch is in the run position for these tests.

1. Does it power up when you turn the key to the "on" position? ie... headlight, gauges, horn, etc...

2. If the above is happening... Do you hear the fuel pump come on when you turn on the key.

3. Does it crank or try to crank when you press the start button? Does it click, or make any sound when you press the start button?

If no power at all shows up for the accessories when you turn on the key-switch you may have a bad switch or a bad electrical connection.

If you do not hear the fuel pump, it might be a bad kill switch on your handlebar, or bad connection in that circuit

If it powers up, but doesn't crank at all, the problem could be a bad or intermittant starter relay/solenoid, a bad electrical connection, or even a problem in your start pushbutton.


If it actually cranks over, but will not start it may be related to the ingition system, or fuel system, which are both tied to the ECM (computer) and that can get a little more complicated in terms of troubleshooting.

These are all relatively simple checks that you can and should do, in order to give us all more information with which to help you...

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And don't forget the occasional ignition key switch issue, normally related to too much power demand through the ignition system. A quick search should give you related threads.

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Looks like a new poster, welcome! If you give us more details as suggested, we can help narrow down the issue. I have an '07 C50T myself so I'm interested in what the issue might be.


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