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post #1 of 14 Old 09-13-2014, 02:36 PM Thread Starter
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New GW250 won't start

Got my bike 6 days ago and put 110 miles on it. Today I went to ride it and it won't start. Lights are on but with it in N, side stand up, clutch in. I hear a clicking sound near the seat/battery section but engine does not turn over. I'll charge it overnight using my battery tender and try again. This is really disappointing since I chose to get a new bike instead of used so that I wouldn't have to deal with these issues. Any comments on how to troubleshoot appreciated.
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Are you holding in the clutch lever when trying to start?
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Charged it all night on the battery tender. Still no go. Now FI light is blinking and display says FI. Never thought I would have to have a 1 week old bike towed. I'll keep you posted.
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ERDoc, 750 miles, new bike, quit running shifting from 4th to 5th gear. Had just filled with gas, trailered to dealer, of my 3.2 fill up, one gallen was water. Emptied and cleaned tank, filled with real gas and ran fine. Could you have a possible fuel problem? Never dreamed of that much water in fuel could happen [new gas station ] also Station picked up my tow,repair and fuel costs. First time ever for me with bad fuel, it can happen. CMS
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Just got back after getting it towed to the dealer. Dealer told me to take it up with Suzuki to reimburse me for the tow. They diagnosed a starter solenoid failure (my bike only has 109 miles). 3-5 days to wait for the part to come in.

New bike will have been in the shop longer than at home in the first 2 weeks of ownership... Hopefully this is a freak occurrence. Now I'm thinking that extended warranty may not be a bad idea.
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man I would be pissed about the tow How ever anytime a bike wont start put in second gear have some friend push you pop the clutch with key on.Besides the point dealer should get the tow covered every month a rep stops by that dealer to handle that kind of ****.
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They diagnosed a starter solenoid failure (my bike only has 109 miles).
FWIW, Walt Cronenburg's blogsite has some information about the FI (Fault Indicator) GW250 Diagnostic Trouble Codes (DTCs) at My Suzuki Inazuma 250 | Motorcycling for Over 50's

Note that you can use a paperclip or wire to display DTCs in the instrument display below the speedometer. There are 19 GW250-specific DTCs.
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any luck with getting money back on that tow?
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