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Old 11-25-2009, 09:42 AM   #1
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Problem with my relay? Bike wont start

so I've got this SV that won't start. I've traced it (I think) to the relay that sits next to my fuse box. Research tells me that it's my flasher relay, but why would that prevent my bike from starting?

Here's the scenerio ... When I turn the key, I get power ... no issues, but when I push the start button, I get a buzzing sound out of the relay. I thought a relay should just click to close the circuit?

Anyway, it's a seven pin relay ... any thoughts?
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Old 11-25-2009, 10:22 AM   #3
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If you have a wiring schematic post it up.

Check the outputs w a test light or better yet a DVOM for power output to the starter via 87a/b.

The relay can always be jumped to activate the starter if really necessary.
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Old 11-25-2009, 11:57 AM   #4
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Thomas,
First check the green plug that goes into the starter relay.
It's a 4 prong plug, the relay has the positive cable going to it and then from there to the starter.
Check to see if there's any corrosion and that the terminals are tight.
Also check your battery terminals and negative connection for corrosion and make sure they're tight.
Last, put a meter on your battery and check it both with the key on and when you try to start it. If the battery drops much below 12 volts you've got a bad or discharged battery.
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Old 11-25-2009, 06:28 PM   #5
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Well, I tried jumping it of my car and while it turns over it does so just barely... Turning over maybe once or twice perseconds and not catching... Hope I don't have a bigger electrical problem
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Hey Logan. If you wanna check tht relay next to the fuses. Pull one off of another Suzuki. They are all the same. And no it's not a flasher relay. If it's not pluged in your bike wonT start or turn over.
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Old 11-26-2009, 04:29 PM   #8
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Logan5, I know you're not stupid but I hope the car wasn't on when you did that...

Anyways, if the battery is dead it will act like a parasitic load to the starting system. A daisy chain of two batteries may not be enough to even get it going if it's that bad.

Have you thought of testing that relay? Do you have a multimeter? If not, get one...
nah ... I car wasn't on when I jumped the bike ... I ended up disconnecting the leads to the bike bat and connecting the jumper cables from the car directly to the leads ... didn't help ... the starter is turning the motor over and I can hear compression, but I don't think I'm getting any fire.... so I guess now it's time to check for spark.

I just don't understand how a week ago, she turns over no probs and here I am a week later with all of these headaches.
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Old 11-27-2009, 09:30 PM   #9
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Got it fixed thomas? I thought you have 2 of same bike? Just pull parts off the good bike and test with them.
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Old 11-27-2009, 09:48 PM   #10
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one is a first gen, the other is a second gen SV
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Old 11-28-2009, 11:17 AM   #11
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Bummer. Sounds like spark plug or coil went bad. Fix it up quick and let's go riding. I'm mving back to Houston with a new job m-fri , noweekends )
$25k pay cut though :(. But it'll be worth it cuZ no weekends.... Yeahhh )
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