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Old 01-03-2009, 07:14 AM   #21
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willie, i might be requiring your services. that's an offer i cant say no to. my dad has helped me out a lot, but he's in the dark even more than i am.
and yeah, if you wind up in county, it's good to have a friend in the picket. i just helped an old boss of mine get a pretty desirable trustee job. he's in jail for some crazy stuff, but he's a good dude.

seriously though. sucks to ride around town and then next time i go to start the bike up, no bueno.
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Old 01-03-2009, 07:44 AM   #22
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At the the shop our voltmeter can do draw also....
An amp clamp (or commonly called amprobe) works different. On a meter you have to disconnect the wire and put the meter in line to measure current. On the clamp, you just clamp it around the wire you want to check. You never break the insulation or disconnect anything. Very handy.

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Old 01-03-2009, 08:24 AM   #23
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the shop i used to work at we had a solis and a modis. and some other but they spared no expense. my boss also had the Snap on Mr. Big tool box. basically the biggest box you can order from snap on. like 6 or 7 bank tool box with side cabinets. crazy : /
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Old 01-03-2009, 05:11 PM   #24
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Motorcycles will not run with the battery removed. Every circuit on the bike's electrical system pulls directly off the battery. The stator, reg/rect merely put current back into the battery.

SV650s are known to have charging problems. Do as mentioned above, fully charge the battery first, make sure it holds atleast 12.5v when sitting. Then start the bike and check the voltage at the terminals again at 4-5k rpms, if its not 13.5-14.5v, then the system is not working.

If the system is not charging, find the regulator/rectifier, its usually on the LH side in the tail section and check the wires going into the plug on it. I bet the wires or the plug itself is melted. If they are, just cut the wires, remove the plug all together and solder/heat shrink the wires directly with no plug. IT should charge great then. Also check all of your ground connections and cable connections for corrosion.

Once you get it charging fine, if the battery dies after sitting, then the battery is bad.


Google SV650 charging problems, you will find tons of info.
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An amp clamp (or commonly called amprobe) works different. On a meter you have to disconnect the wire and put the meter in line to measure current. On the clamp, you just clamp it around the wire you want to check. You never break the insulation or disconnect anything. Very handy.

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(lots of good stuff here)
very informative post, i thankee kindly sir!
i hope i can make it over to your place tomorrow, willie. our 3 year old has been hella work for my wife lately and she might need a break tomorrow. if sunday doesnt work out, how about monday?
what kind of beer shall i bring?
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very informative post, i thankee kindly sir!
i hope i can make it over to your place tomorrow, willie. our 3 year old has been hella work for my wife lately and she might need a break tomorrow. if sunday doesnt work out, how about monday?
what kind of beer shall i bring?
lol bring what you want to drink, I am a non drinker (I make exceptions for my wifes birthday and anniversary though). any day is good this is my last week before HFD fire academy so i have nothing but time. If its easier I can bring a few things and ride over to your place as well, time is all mine!
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my bike is gay. i cant wait to get my income tax refund. my new kid should help me pretty well in getting a new (to me) bike. anyone with a good running cosmetically decent mid 90's sportbike under 1000cc's wanna sell it to me later this spring? a vfr would be cool. or a fzr 400. im not too picky

my bike is gay though, and i think it needs a new starter related thing... which will have to wait until the next paycheck. being forced to take 2 extra wheels and an additional 1500 or so pounds with me to work just isnt fun.

edit: oh yeah, never made it out to value's house. anyone with young kids can probably relate.
edit 2: oh, and if you are looking for a 1st gen sv hit me up! i think i might be about ready to sell this . i love this bike, but , i like to ride once in a while, too.

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Old 01-07-2009, 12:31 AM   #30
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Ride the thing more often...lol!!!!!
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Old 01-07-2009, 12:36 AM   #31
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it's my daily ride to work and then usually at least 1 pleasure ride on my weekends
i have jumped the bike before work a couple of times fully aware i would need a jump to get it going when i left work. im tired of all that work. i want to fix it and get a different bike. the sv was great to learn on. i'd like a new toy now.
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Did you try any of the simple stuff we told you to check? Do you have a cheap voltmeter? Its probably gonna be something stupid, you just have to find it. Fix it right and ride/enjoy it. You will end up having to work on a mid 90s sportbike also....you have to work on all of em at some point.
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Old 01-07-2009, 02:56 PM   #33
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i dont have a volt meter. i was going to take it to value's place, but when i tried the bike wouldnt start. there is a very rapid clicking coming from a green box on the right side under the seat. the starter (or whatever will sometimes turn very begrudgingly and then stop but singe the last time it did run, i got it to fire once, and i mean like *POP* and thats it. not like the engine just blew up, or anything catastrophic.

i know if i fix this issue, i will have a good bike again. with this bike though it seems like there's always something keeping me from riding it. and besides that, i want to play the field... when i get that check in the spring, thats my ticket to a new (to me) bike

edit: and i hope i dont get hyped up too much over getting another bike because whenever i do, things tend to suck.

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i dont have a volt meter. i was going to take it to value's place, but when i tried the bike wouldnt start. there is a very rapid clicking coming from a green box on the right side under the seat. the starter (or whatever will sometimes turn very begrudgingly and then stop but singe the last time it did run, i got it to fire once, and i mean like *POP* and thats it. not like the engine just blew up, or anything catastrophic.

i know if i fix this issue, i will have a good bike again. with this bike though it seems like there's always something keeping me from riding it. and besides that, i want to play the field... when i get that check in the spring, thats my ticket to a new (to me) bike

edit: and i hope i dont get hyped up too much over getting another bike because whenever i do, things tend to suck.


Go to OReilys and get a voltmeter, they sell them for $19.99. Harbor Freight has them for like $6.99 but I would stick with the Actron from Oreilys. You need to pull the battery out and put it on a trickle charger and fully charge it. Jumping it and push starting it is not charging the battery up, its only fully draining it trying to run the bike with no charging system.

Its not that complicated to nail down charging problems. Google SV650 charging problems and start reading. You will find out where the regulator/rectifier is, where the plug connectors are etc. Then its just testing and process of elimination. Takes a little time though.

I chased a charging system problem on my busa for months, and that was AFTER replacing the stator, the battery and the reg/rec.
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well, i guess it was the battery after all!
the charger i had is probably nearly as old as me. so when i came out of the house and heard it hissing and popping, i unplugged it from the extension cord and took it off the bike with my shoes. i have a bit of a thing for electricity. rip van charger is now in the trash.
somewhere in the course of getting my bike working again, the lowbeam on my headlight went out. suckage.
the good side of this is that my bike now starts so easily and it is just such a pleasure to mess with now that i dont have to mess with it.
this also means that i'm going to cycle gear in a couple of days YEEEEEE!
time for a new bulb, charger, and winter gloves!
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