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post #1 of 12 Old 11-11-2015, 05:36 PM Thread Starter
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Inherited GSX-R1000K4, doesn't run.

Hello everyone. My mother recently gave me a GSX-R1000K4 that she kept from her previous divorce. Apparently the guy rebuilt bikes as a hobby and this was his main bike. She said it has like $10k in upgrades which may be an exaggeration.
Anyway, bike has been sitting for like 2 years. Engine does not start. When the key is turned, lights come on but no start when button is pushed. Might be a starter idk.
I'm an electrician by trade but I'm not versed in cars or motorcycles. My question is where do I begin? Is there a basic troubleshoot routine for a bike that doesn't start? With my little experience is tearing the bike to the frame and rebuilding it a bad idea?
Thanks for any advice.
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Have you put fresh fuel in it?
Maybe jump start it off your car battery.
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If you're not well-versed in things mechanical, you need to sell that thing. Someone else's hobby bike, in an unknown state, is not a good place to start.
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Err, not wishing to sound rude, but you know this is a GSX-S forum don't you?
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Get a bike mechanic to give it a quick go over, prob minor issue anyway.
For a few bucks spent it's better than wasting time on something you have no knowledge on.
Would require a proper service anyway after sitting around that long.
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hi, you say you don't know much about bikes, have you pulled clutch in when trying to start , even in neutral.?
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Im an electrician too, it shouldn't be that hard.
All you need is a manual, wiring diagram and a bit of knowledge.

First, you need the fuel pump to prime, if that's not happening nothing will. You also need to know the clutch, neutral, sidestand switches and kill switch all come into play before that can happen.

Or you could say, it's worth about £3-4K how about sticking it in a garage and getting a quote. It might be £2-300 to get it fixed but that's still a good return on your investment.

Your choice Buddy.Difficult to advise when we don't know how confident/competent you are with bikes.

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hi, you say you don't know much about bikes, have you pulled clutch in when trying to start , even in neutral.?
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Does the light dim a little when you try start it? Any noises to speak of? Could be as simple as partially flat battery.
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