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Hard To Start Suzuki Marauder 800

October 18th, 2008 · No Comments

This FAQ deals with the electrical problems that can be present in a hard-to-start Suzuki Marauder VZ800. This does not address all the problems that may be present with a non-starting Marauder. It requires a certain number of tools to troubleshoot a slow or non-starting bike. Among them are a multi-meter, jumper wires and a can of contact cleaner. Contact cleaners are generally flammable. Do not get the contact cleaner on your paint or on your skin. Clean connectors before putting them back together.
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How To Eliminate Engine Noise

September 6th, 2008 · No Comments

All strange noises you hear in your speakers are caused by 1 of 2 problems: Ground Loops and EMI (ElectroMagnetic Interference). Commonly referred to as “engine noises”, these 2 problems are responsible for ALL “engine noise” problems. These problems are very common after an amplifier has been added to a stereo system. “Engine Noises” are many times hard to diagnose, especially as more equipment is added to a stereo system. But, there are some very basic rules of thumb to keep in mind when installing an amp that may prevent “engine noises” in your stereo system. If you already have engine noise, these tips may help you reduce or eliminate noises already in your system. Just remember, “engine noises” are usually the result of installations where the installer did not prepare the system to avoid “engine noises”. The best way to prevent “engine noises” is to think ahead by following these tips.
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