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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 05-05-2008, 08:28 AM Thread Starter
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02 suzuki sv650s wont stay on

Hey guys I appreciate the help in advance I just bought an 02 like my title says for my wife over the weekend and I stored it overnight outside my house until i can put it in the garage. I go to take it out the following night I take it to a parking lot and begin to show her how to ride. We shut off the bike for maybe a few minutes it was fairly cold out and i go back to start it and the bike is dead. Ensue rolling down the hill poppin the clutch. No more issues that night. NExt day I go to take it out again and its dead so i charge the battery it fires right up. I'm teaching her in the middle of the day and after a half hour or so i kick it into N rolling to a stop and it just shuts off...roll back down hill. Decide to take it home and im sitting at a light in 1st and it just shuts off again. push home. Is this sounding like a battery needing replaced or something else? please help!
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 05-05-2008, 09:26 PM
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Sounds like the 1st thing to do is charge the battery, then start the bike and check the voltage at the battery with a multimeter.

The voltage should go up to around 13 volts over 3000 rpm. If no voltage increase you have a charging issue.
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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 05-09-2008, 10:56 PM
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If you do have a charging issue, I would also consider dumping and straining the oil. The epoxy resin holding in the magnets let go on my race bike. If you have epoxy, which will be brownish-rust colored flakes/chunks, in your engine, it's time for a rebuild.
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