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Spark....that is correct. Only with the key in and on, bike running, the ECM picked up a "random" ignition switch error code. The fault was very random and would not "save" as an error code in the ECM that could be pulled up later. The shop mechanic loaded the diagnostic software that checks a whole lot more than the ECM does and connected the laptop to the diagnostic plug under the left side panel. He then put the laptop in a backpack and rode around recording everything on the laptop. That's where the codes started popping up. As soon as they saw those random error codes....off came the ignition switch and the discovery of the crack. Now my 9er is a 2007 model I bought brand new in May '07. She has just short of 21,000 miles and has never been dropped. This fracture has to be associated with heat and/or vibrations from the riding. Something to beware of in everyone's future......hope it helps find someone's problems quicker (and cheaper) than it took me.
Thanks for the updates! That is a very interesting problem and glad you got it fixed.
You got lucky and got something rare a tech who actually knew something about the bike
very slightly modified
This is what this forum is about. Sorry you had to be the one to find out.
2007LE.....here's what I have. The part number is 37110-48G30 and its official name is "SWITCH ASSY, IGNITION" and you can find it on the parts fiche under "wiring harness", not electrical or starter something. One of the sites I visited recently has it listed as $109.50. The assembly is complete and it takes about 15 minutes to swap out. BEWARE however.....the yoke lock and gas cap will still be keyed for the original ignition key. The ignition (of coarse) comes with two NEW keys. The Suzuki dealer says the gas cap and yoke can be re-keyed to the new key, but I haven't had that done yet (I carry both new and old copies now). As an aside....she still purrs like a kitten.....not a single stutter.
Thanks Folkwulfe. I had planned to take the bike to the dealership today but my plans got changed. Tomorrow is the 4th of July so everything wlll probably be closed. Looks like I'll drop it off Thursday. In the meantime I'll do some more price checking in case it's something I can replace. Thanks for the heads-up about needing to re-key too (if that is the problem).