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Old 23-09-18, 02:51 PM   #1
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Default 2000 sv650 won't start

Okay guys, I'm new to bikes, I bought one Sunday, I bought it not starting, I'm good with cars so I thought I'd give it a shot, it's a whole different ball game tho, I bypassed the clutch switch and kickstand switch, the bike will start if I touch the two pegs on the starter relay solenoid together with a screwdriver in neutral, I checked my connections to the actual starter button, and everything seems to be fine, to be sure I touch the two together with a wire, and it still wouldn't start. Any ideas?
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Old 23-09-18, 03:06 PM   #2
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Sounds like the tip over switch.
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Old 23-09-18, 05:03 PM   #3
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Have a look at the kill switch and make sure it's functioning properly.
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Old 23-09-18, 06:50 PM   #4
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main fuse?
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Old 23-09-18, 09:13 PM   #5
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Have a look at the kill switch and make sure it's functioning properly.
Kill switch is working fine. Turns off the bike and it won't start with it off
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Old 23-09-18, 09:16 PM   #6
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main fuse?
Referring to which fuse to be exact? The one on the relay is fine
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Old 23-09-18, 09:18 PM   #7
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Sounds like the tip over switch.
As far as I know 1st gens don't have one. Just what I read. Not possitive.
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Old 24-09-18, 07:56 AM   #8
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If I read your post right you can start it by bypassing the starter switch circuit at the solonoid but not by doing the same at the actual switch?Sounds like that circuit must be faulty somewhere. Old SVs have some chafe/failure points in the wiring harness and one is where it goes round the steering stem area. Worth another look?
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Old 24-09-18, 03:47 PM   #9
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If I read your post right you can start it by bypassing the starter switch circuit at the solonoid but not by doing the same at the actual switch?Sounds like that circuit must be faulty somewhere. Old SVs have some chafe/failure points in the wiring harness and one is where it goes round the steering stem area. Worth another look?
Correct. I'll take another look at it. Maybe run me a new wire all the way through where the switch is suppose to go, and pull the old wore out if that fixes it, or use a test light to make sure power is going in and out of the switch and change whichever is not getting power
I'll take a look. Thanks!
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Old 24-09-18, 08:39 PM   #10
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So a curvy SV doesn't have a tip over switch, if the bike goes over it should dump its float bowls and thus stop running (though this doesn't always happen). Also if the main fuse is blown bridging the solenoid will not work.

So first questions why are you bypassing the clutch and side stand switch? The side stand switch will only activate with the side stand down and the bike in gear. The clutch switch is a known failure point but can easily be tested.

However assuming that those are not an issue, and assuming that you have lights on the dash board, and the kill switch in the on position, if you press the starter button and nothing happens yet you can start by bridging the solenoid I would suggest looking at the switch.

Following the switch wires back to the loom connector block either behind the fairing or within the headlight depending on if you have the faired or naked model, disconnect the block. Now check the continuity between the wires that feed the button, I'm going to assume you have a Haynes for the wiring diagram as wire colours maybe different depending on your exact model.

If you get no continuity you have a faulty switch, replace it.

If you get continuity check for continuity from the loom side. This is going to be a combination of the clutch switch, CDI, and solenoid connectors. Its just a case of working through the wiring diagram.
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