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Old 11-18-2008, 07:08 PM
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hey guys, i'm having a problem with my 2003 fse450. It has a really weak spark, and its not starting as a result. I have a brand new gel battery in the bike w/ a bettery tender, and i just replaced the the wire that runs from the coil to the plug, as well as the plug itself. It's not just weak with e-start it's weak with kick start too. Any opinions are appreciated.

I'm wondering if its the coil? But until i'm sure its the coil, i don't want to spend the $100+ on a new one.

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Old 11-19-2008, 04:40 PM
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I'm not the thumper expert but....I would check:

1. Kill switch to make sure it is not causing the problem. Could be grounding some place?
2. Clean all connections with a cleaner and make sure there is no corrosion
3. Look for pinched or broken wire within the wiring system

Maybe someone else can help out here....
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Old 11-19-2008, 08:46 PM
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So today i got it to start. But it ran really rough and had some knocking noises. Would valves needing to be adjusted cause starting problems? B/c i figure thats probably whats causing the knocking.

I can adjust the valves if i had the manual. But GG's website doesn't have the '03 shop manual for download. Anyone know where i can get it?

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Old 11-20-2008, 07:04 AM
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I can adjust the valves if i had the manual. But GG's website doesn't have the '03 shop manual for download. Anyone know where i can get it?

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Here it is:
http://www.gasgasmotos.es/rcs/manual..._fse03_eng.zip

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http://www.gasgasmotos.es/rcs/manuales/endurofse.htm
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Old 11-21-2008, 03:01 PM
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So basically i need to take it to a shop. I've never dealt with shims for valves before. Everyone says that drz400 valve shims work. Do you guys think I can take my cylinder head off and bring it to a suzuki shop (I dont have a GG dealer within 3 hours of here) and give them the specs from the manual and have them do it, or should i take it to a proper place?
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Old 11-24-2008, 08:18 PM
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Does anybody know for sure if the drz400 valves will workf or the fse450? I've heard from multiple people in difference places that they do.
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