I have owned a 1982 Suzuki 1100ES since new. It now has 60,000 miles on it. I was riding it last week and at 30mph it just died like the ignition key was turned off. Fortunately I was only a few blocks from home so I pushed it home. Two hours later I tried to start it and it fired right up. I had a spare ingiter so I changed that thinking that temperature may have affected the igniter. I rode it today for 15 min around my neighborhood and it ran fine, but I don't trust it on the open road. Would the signal generator cause this problem and with 60, 000 miles on it should it be changed? Any thoughts would be appreciated. Steve
Year: Pre-1983Make: SuzukiModel: 1100esEngine: 1100
Yes the signal generator (pick up coil) could have caused your problem. They are very easy to test and can either be tested for peak voltage or you can test the resistance. If you dont have access to the tools to preform those test then replacing the pick up coil shouldn't be very expensive. I would make sure you are loosing spark when it quits running before going any further.
Motorcycle Technician for 8 years, certified honda red level, suzuki bronze, yamaha bronze.