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Old 04-08-13, 09:43 AM   #1
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Default Pointy sv, no power on ignition

Balls! Came to use the bike this morning, after (2004 sv650s) it being sat a good 5 months. At the turn of the key there's completely no sign of life, I've checked the battery connections and the main fuse but still no life.
I'm hoping the battery's just drained but I would have expected it to at least power the display. On charge now though and fingers crossed!
Anyone have any advice on what other simple things to check?
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Old 04-08-13, 09:52 AM   #2
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Battery is prime suspect young David.
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Default Pointy sv, no power on ignition

What he said. A brand new, fully charged battery might make 5 months, a battery of any age is unlikely to.
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It was brand new in April should be a bit better at holding charge, I left my last original one just as long before and it started first time

Hope it's not a fudged battery! But would be nice if just drained
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Yeah it's the battery, 10 hours on the optimate and I get a display - won't turn over though
Will see how it is tomorrow night, glad it's a simple one but hope the battery isn't fubar!
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Leave it on overnight, be fine
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I'm nervous! Wanna ride the thing Saturday!
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My experience with batteries that get let really drained low is that even if you get a charge into them they soon die for good anyway
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