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Brian Simmons

Looking at buying a 2005 Suzuki ltz400 - Not sure

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Yes I am looking at buying a 2005 Suzuki ltz400. The guy said when he goes through a puddle or water it shuts off !!! I know it’s electrical . Does anyone have any ideas what the problem could be??? Let me know ASAP ??? I want to know if I should buy this atv ???

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Going through a puddle ? That’s odd because most of the electrical components are higher up into the frame.  Something like that could be tricky to isolate.  If water is getting inside of a plug, water going near the stator etc but that’s the only parts that are down low.  The cdi could be gettin damp and causing that to happen but it could be anything!  You would have to really look at the bike for any exposed wiring or open areas like around the kill switch etc. 

I would rate this on a scale of 1 to 10 a 7 as far as being risky. If the price is right then yes it would be worth the effort. But if your paying a lot of money walk away. That’s my take.  

 

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I agree, it could be risky or an easy fix. I agree with @Frank Angerano if the price is right, get it. Offer a price thinking worse case scenario for replacement parts. 

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