How to Test a Suzuki GSX-R1000 Battery
When you hit the start button on your Suzuki GSX-R1000 motorcycle and nothing happens, the first thing you need to do is check the battery.
Tools - Suzuki GSX-R1000 Battery Testing
Testing the Battery on a Suzuki GSX-R1000
Step 1. Turn the ignition off, then set a digital multimeter to DC volts and measure the battery's voltage.
The battery should have a reading between 12.5 volts and 13 volts. If the voltage reads below 12.5, turn the ignition on and monitor the voltage to see if it drops any further, which is an indication the battery may be worn out.
Step 2. Disconnect the positive and negative cables from the battery and connect a battery tester to check its condition.
Step 3. Remove the cover from the electrolyte container, then press the electrolyte container down onto the six battery cells and let it drain completely into the battery. Once the battery is filled, let it sit for at least 10 minutes.
NOTE: Don't discard the cover on the electrolyte container, since you'll be needing it again once the battery is fully charged.
Step 4. Use a smart battery charger to completely charge the battery.
Step 5. Take the cover that was on the electrolyte container and use it to seal the six battery cells.
OPTIONAL: Use a battery tester to check the health of the new battery after it's fully charged.
Step 6. Install the new battery by reconnecting the positive cable to the battery first, then reconnecting the negative cable.
If the battery passed all the tests but the Suzuki motorcycle still won't start, watch the video below to learn how to troubleshoot GSX-R1000 starting problems.