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I have a 2001 Suzuki SV650. When I purchased it (about a month ago), a new battery was installed. The bike was running fine, but 4 days ago, the battery died. So I hooked it up to a trickle charger, and let it charge. When it was fully charged, I hooked it back up. I had 1 return trip with the bike (about 15min each way) and then the battery died when I tried to start the bike up a few hours later. Does anyone know what may be going wrong with my bike?

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The same thing happened to me (2002 sv650) and it turned out to be the voltage regulator. Check it.

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Sounds like a charging system. same thing happens with cars when the alternator goes kaput. so i would say check your charging system weather it be an alternator or generator.

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