Question about 2001 Suzuki SV 650 S
I went to start my bike and it was dead so I jumped started it, it took me a few tries becazuse it kept dieing on me. but I got it started and drove for a few miles maybe when it starts spitting and sputtering, and backfiring then goes completely dead.
Or the fuel went bad.
Posted on Apr 19, 2016
The first thing that you can check is the fuel pump, wiring and fuel filter. The power wires coming from the ignition, sometimes get corroded. the symptoms sounds like fuel starvation.
Posted on Mar 15, 2015
SOURCE: 05 katana 600f no spark!
sounds as if you have an issue with the charging system, try using a volt meter to determine if the bike is charging. To do so you will need to access the battery under the seat, with the bike running hook up the volt meter to the battery terminals, at idle you should have around 11volts when reving you should have around 13volts. If not you may have a bad stator or other electrical issues. good luck
Posted on Mar 29, 2009
There may not be an in-line fuel filter on the bike. Most bikes don't come with them. Yes, the fuel petcock has two screen filters on one pipe and they can get clogged up. Remove the tank then remove the petcock and clean it. The gas in the tank should be dumped into a clear plastic storage bin so that you can see if there is any water in the gas as well as rust and trash. Your bike is 15 years old and the inside of the tank may be rusty. If so, Google “ kreem fuel tank liner “ or go to
This will end the rust problem. Go ahead an install an in-line fuel filter. There is a drain plug on the lower left side of each carb. Drain each carb into a clear container and look for water and trash. You may need to clean the carbs but hold off to see if the other stuff fixes the problem.
Go to the site below where you can see a parts diagram for your specific bike. You will select the actual brand, year, model, etc., once you go to the site. Part numbers and prices are also shown. You can order parts from this site. In the event no price is shown on a particular part, the part is not in stock.
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Posted on Jun 04, 2009
check that the side stand is returning to the foldfed position,, they are known to work lose and imobilise the starter mech
Posted on Jan 03, 2010
Most bikes require that your battery be in goo condition in order to run. They actually use the battery as part of the ignition circuit. So if your battery is completely dead it will drag your ignition circuit down.
Recommendation: Remove your battery, charge it and/or get it tested.
Secondly, if your battery checks out as being good, the only other thing I could think of it being is your charging system. That being comprised of a stator and a voltage regulator. These are semi expensive parts so, once you get past the battery check, I'd advise you to either get a manual for your bike, and some testing equipment (if your mechanically inclined), or take you bike to a reputable cycle shop and have them check it out. This way your not replacing good parts trying to track down the problem.
Posted on Apr 04, 2010
hello all and w8bnl i am going threw the same problem right now...i lost all power ..no horn now lights ..nothing... shwitch had 12.6 volt to it but when turnd on went to 0 volts. the battery had 12.6 volts but when shorted pos. and neg. terminals no spark and volts whet to 0 volts..replaced battery with new fully charged one.it ran for 3 min fine then ran rough and shut off. acting like a dead battery put jump box on it and it started back up then ran rough again,shut down and just turns over..im looking for information also
Posted on Jul 08, 2010
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