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My virago xv700 starts when it wants to

I put in a new battery it was doing really good and in a couple of weeks later will not start it's like the battery is dead so i let it sit for a while and then it started again i have no idea what to do please help thanks jerryz

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  • zigler668 Jul 28, 2009

    just to make sure how would i prove that the battery is being charged please let me know thank u very much jerryz

  • zigler668 Jul 28, 2009

    i will get back to u in a couple of days i have to work 12 hrs days soon as i get the meter i will contact u thanks so far for your help jerryz

  • zigler668 Jul 30, 2009

    the battery was checked out and was fine now what do i do please let me know thanks so much jerryz

  • zigler668 Jul 30, 2009

    o sorry i took it off and had a garage check it but i guess that is not correct what is the correct way my meter only works for small batteries

  • zigler668 Jul 31, 2009

    i think i found the problem i took off the seat and the wires from the gas tank were worn threw one of the wires was split in to and the other was just about to be split do u know what those wires are for and what do they call them thanks jerryz

  • zigler668 Jul 31, 2009

    my meter only goes up to 9v do u know where i could get a new connector from the gas do u think that is the problem the split wires that i told u about please let me know thanks jerryz

  • zigler668 Jul 31, 2009

    could that be the problem i having that is draining the battery

  • zigler668 Aug 01, 2009

    i will do that, if that doesn't work or even if that does work i will let u know and thanks again for your help be back in touch soon Jerryz

  • zigler668 Aug 08, 2009

    hi its jerry agian what i bought is a sending unit with wires, i put the new one on and now it will not start well i got it to start but just as soon as i gave it some throttle it died on me, i just had the carbs rebuilt and adjusted but now it sounds just like it did right before i had them adjusted could that be the problem? i don't get it it was running just fine untill i started it yesterday with the new sending unit please let me know what u think thanks jerryz

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See if you can prove battery is being charged.

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  • Paul Blessing Jul 28, 2009

    You will need at least a cheap voltmeter/multimeter. Then I can help you better.

  • Paul Blessing Jul 30, 2009

    You never let me tell you how to test battery. You can not test by measuring voltage on battery unless you are putting a load on it.

  • Paul Blessing Jul 30, 2009

    Your meter needs to be able to read 12 volts dc. With the key off put the red(positive) meter lead to the positive side of the battery and the black(negative) meter lead to the negative(ground) side of hte battery. You should read at least about 13 volts dc. With the leads still on the battery, start the bike. You should see an increase in the voltage with the bike running. Try that.

  • Paul Blessing Jul 31, 2009

    If the wires attach to the gas tank they must be for the fuel level sensor if you have one or possibly a fuel pump,

  • Paul Blessing Aug 01, 2009

    Yeh. I'm sure that must be repaired either way for safety, Hopefully that will correct problem. Sounds like a dealer part. Google around entering the make/model/year of bike and parts suppliers and also what is that part.

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