20 Most Recent 2003 Suzuki TL 1000 R Questions & Answers


Hi, Keith before testing any electrical component in the Starting Circuit it is "IMPERATIVE" that you have a fully charged battery of 12.5 volts or more and be able to pass a proper "LOAD" test if necessary, you may have a preliminary reading of 12.5 volts or more but little or zero amperage, the battery is faulty and must be replaced. AGM type batteries fall into this scenario more so than lead-acid batteries.
1. Ignition Switch not in the "ON" position.
2. Engine Run Switch in the "OFF" position.
3. Engine Run Switch is "FAULTY" or corroded.
4. Check the battery terminals for damage or corrosion check the battery cables at "BOTH" ends for loose, corroded, or broken connectors, "INSIDE" and outside the cable harness, perform connector wiggle test and check cables with an ohmmeter.
5. Bank angle sensor needs a reset or is faulty.
6. FOB battery low or dead.
7. Faulty ignition switch.
8. Faulty starter button.
9. Faulty kickstand, clutch, neutral safety switch.
10. Security alarm needs a reset.
11. Starter relay, solenoid, starter motor or circuit wiring faulty.
12. Starter armature or field coils have failed.
13. Main fuse or circuit breaker may be blown or faulty.
14. Faulty ignition relay.
15. The electric starter is working but starter clutch has failed.
16. Check for engine trouble codes.
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2003 Suzuki TL... | Answered on Apr 07, 2019


Open your rear seat and you'll see a black cap covering a connector/harness on the left side of the seat. If you take the cap off, you'll see it appears to be a normal harness. With your key in the ignition and bike turned to "on" (but not running), take a paperclip and short the two connectors out (by touching the two contacts together). This is known as a "ghetto dealer mode switch". It should display the error code on your display instead of just FI now.



Fuel Injection (FI) Code List:

C14 - THROTTLE POSITION SENSOR
C15 - ENGINE COOLANT TEMPERATURE SENSOR
C21 - INTAKE AIR TEMPERATURE SENSOR
C22 - ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE SENSOR
C23 - TIPOVER SENSOR
C24 - IGNITION SIGNAL #1
C25 - IGNITION SIGNAL #2
C26 - IGNITION SIGNAL #3
C27 - IGNITION SIGNAL #4
C28 - SECONDARY THROTTLE VALVE ACTUATOR
C29 - SECONDARY THROTTLE POSITION SENSOR
C30 - SECONDARY THROTTLE CONTROL UNIT
C31 - GEAR POSITION SENSOR
C32 - INJECTOR SIGNAL #1
C33 - INJECTOR SIGNAL #2
C34 - INJECTOR SIGNAL #3
C35 - INJECTOR SIGNAL #4
C41 - FUEL PUMP CONTROL SYSTEM
C42 - IGNITION SWITCH SIGNAL
C46 - EXHAUST CONTROL VALVE ACTUATOR (1000 ONLY)

2003 Suzuki TL... | Answered on Apr 19, 2016


Loosen axle nut a little, raise and support rear tire off the ground, loosen chain adjustments and remove axle. Reinstalling is a bit tougher and it's much easier if you have an assistant to help line things up. Make sure you install the spacers and brake caliper exactly as they were, most spacers are different sizes left & right. Adjust chain and tighten axle nut.

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2003 Suzuki TL... | Answered on Apr 02, 2015


all power should work even with a bad ecm..check your battery wires for corrosion ,,a white powered substance..it will be in the wire sheeting. If you see this new wires are needed. Bad ecm keeps it from running only. Lights should still work. Possibly bad ignition switch..make sure you have a good body ground..

2003 Suzuki TL... | Answered on Apr 02, 2015


don't think there is one but if so I would try by the starter. Just guessing. Good luck. The ecm is a main fuse inside all that plastic..

2003 Suzuki TL... | Answered on Apr 02, 2015


middle of the heads the front one is a pain in the b?m the rear one is a doddle, lift tank and away you go

2003 Suzuki TL... | Answered on Apr 02, 2015


try new pressure switch mate,

2003 Suzuki TL... | Answered on Apr 02, 2015


try another ecu

2003 Suzuki TL... | Answered on Apr 02, 2015


I think you might have the same problem I had with my 1999 vl1500. it would try to start but would not. turn out I had a bad ground and would not charge. I relocated the charging rectifier to the front of my battery. I found a couple video on youtube. was easy to do and kind of cheap to do. I have not had any more problems with my battery not charging

2003 Suzuki TL... | Answered on Mar 21, 2015


Hi and welcome to FixYa,

On most bikes, your described problem indicates too lean a mixture. The air/fuel mix would have to be adjusted by reducing the air through the air adjustment screws. Additionally, you may want to check for any air leak on the air filter, air box and the bottom half of the airbox that is seated to the barbs.

Good luck and Thank you for using FixYa. Happy Holidays.

2003 Suzuki TL... | Answered on Dec 02, 2010


The only way to tell without taking it to a shop with expensive equipment would be to take the timing cover off, check the timing marks on the cams and make sure the crank is lined up at the same time. You have no control over the advance, it is all done by computer, I don't even know how your engine is set up, even though I almost bought one of those bikes, I was ignored at the dealer so I went across the street with my pocket full of cash to Athen's Ducati, I'm glad they ignored me. I found this;
http://www.d-slr.com/tl1000r/TRE-3.pdf check it out.

2003 Suzuki TL... | Answered on Jun 20, 2010


The ignition module maybe going bad or the coils are getting weaker
They must be checked out which a dealer can do for you

2003 Suzuki TL... | Answered on Mar 27, 2010


Not excited about typing in the problem then discovering that my credit card details were required. So went to see a guy who can fix these and all sorted. If you send me your credit card details I will tell you what the solution was.

Simon

2003 Suzuki TL... | Answered on Jan 07, 2010


Actually I do not think you are going to find exactly what you are looking for. What may find are forums that may have the information you are looking for. give that a try and see if it helps.

JP

2003 Suzuki TL... | Answered on Dec 22, 2009


Speed limiters are usually just a block or shim in the carburetor throttle tube, take the cap (top) off and remove, careful not to bend the needle, and replace.

2003 Suzuki TL... | Answered on Sep 14, 2009


sounds like the piston in the caliper has siezed.you can check this by removing the caliper and then trying the brake. you should be able to see the piston moving in and out. if it isnt then you have found the problem. if they are moving it could be that the pads need to be cleaned up on the sliders and use copper slip to re fit. hope this helps

2003 Suzuki TL... | Answered on Aug 14, 2009


run the wire on the inside of the instrument panel and splice into existing front turnsignals

2003 Suzuki TL... | Answered on Dec 19, 2008


If the wires from the mirrors aren't long enough to reach the signal lights, extend the wires with similar guage wires long enought to reach the signal light wires. Make sure to make a good connection when lengthening by useing the same kind of connections that are used to connect your singnal light wires so that you can take your mirros off and disconnect them from right behind where you mount your mirros instead of haveing to disconnect them from way down by your signal lights wires. You can splice into the wires "positive and negitive" to where your signal lights plug into. DO NOT splice into the wires that come off when you remove your singnal lights. That way you dont have to splice and resplice when you have to replace signal light housings. Not that hard really.

2003 Suzuki TL... | Answered on Dec 05, 2008


You can actually tilt the engine towards the front tire -rotating on the rear mount if yu hve teh front mounts removed. At the apoint the head can go all the way until it touches the tire. Somewhere in between you may have enough room to remove the head. Good luck

2003 Suzuki TL... | Answered on Nov 20, 2008

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