Electrical System Problem on the 2007 SUZUKI DR-Z400S
Car problem(s) with the 2007 SUZUKI DR-Z400S.
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Problem with Electrical System
May 23, 2008 - Placerville, CA - Battery
TL CONTACT OWNS A 2007 SUZUKI DRZ400S. WHILE STOPPING THE MOTORCYCLE TO APPROACH A STOP LIGHT, THE BATTERY SPONTANEOUSLY FAILED DISABLING THE VEHICLE. AS A CONSEQUENCE, HE WAS ALMOST REAR ENDED BY ANOTHER VEHICLE. PRIOR TO THE FAILURE THE THE BATTERY FAILED THREE TIMES. THE DEALER AND A TECHNICIAN STATED THAT THE BATTERY WAS TO SMALL FOR THE VEHICLE AND THE ONLY WAY TO REMEDY THE PROBLEM WAS TO KEEP THE BATTERY ON THE TRICKLE CHARGE FOR 24 HOURS. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 200 AND THE CURRENT MILEAGE IS 700. UPDATED 6/16/08
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