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The bike will start when I jump the battery then when I unhook the jumper the bike will run but the lights flicker and the bike will not acellerate or re-start The battery also seems not to be charging. This is a 2002 Suzuki 650 Savage with about 2500 miles on it

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Your battery is definitely shot. If I remember correctly from my 1988 Savage LS-650J it was located in the chromed box and was accessed from the left side of the bike since the tool kit was on the right, but it has been many many years ago.

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Take the battery out of the bike and hook it to a charger. Make sure it is properly charged and take it to a battery store to have a load test performed. From your description, it sounds like the battery is shot and needs replaced.

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