The owner of this Suzuki is a certain Jim Lindsay, an ex-motorcycle journalist of some repute who will be known to motorcyclists of, ahem, a certain age. He’s been a customer on and off for years, and he phoned up and said “Mark, I’m in Norwich and me bike’s broken down…”

So we talked him through what was, or wasn’t happening and he couldn’t hear the tank priming. So we suggested giving the wiring harness a good wriggle, which he did, and the tank chimed in. He managed to get half the way home and it stopped again. He repeated the process, and eventually made it.

We stripped the bike and found rotten coil sticks. And when we say rotten, we mean rotten! The Power Commander had had it too, all the wires plugged into the back had gone. The bike had done 32,000 miles and just needed attention – which we find a lot with bikes of this age. Anything non-standard but plugged into the wiring harness can be suspect. So to finish the birthday for Jim’s GSX-R we binned the PC and remapped the ECU. Happy days!

Jim's GSX-R, fully revived and ready to go...

Jim’s GSX-R, fully revived and ready to go…