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Hey guys!

I finally got to ride my 05 SV650s yesterday after almost a year and half of not riding it or almost not turning it on. Battery tender was hooked up on it entire time tho.

Bike seems to turn off when it's idling. I rode it fine for about 15 minutes yesterday, but it shut down on me few times while idling at stop lights and I BARELY turned it back on on the last stoplight by my house.

Is the battery dead or could it be something else?
 

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What is your idle speed when warmed up?
Should be about 12-1300.
I believe there's an idle adjustment screw on the '05.
On the left side in the frame triangle cutout below the tank.

Battery is possible if it's idling at the right speed.
Not probable, but they can fail over time even on a tenderr.
Usually due to a manufacturing defect on that one battery.
 

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Are the carbs clogged up maybe?
No. It's Definitely his points and condenser. There failing....




Lol

Hook charge your battery on the tender and hook up a voltmeter to it and see what the read out is at full charge. (should be Atleast 12.6 volts with the battery fully charged and the bike off).

Then start the bike and measure what your reading is at idle. It should be Reading between 12.7 And 14.3 volts at idle and up to 5k rpm.

If the bike is reading above 14.4 volts at idle or above 14.9 volts at any rpm, the charging system isn't working properly.


Just for reference:
My readings I took yesterday were.

13.3 volts with the battery fully charged and bike off
13.3 volts at idle
14.5 volts at 5k rpm
 

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What is your idle speed when warmed up?
Should be about 12-1300.
I believe there's an idle adjustment screw on the '05.
On the left side in the frame triangle cutout below the tank.

Battery is possible if it's idling at the right speed.
Not probable, but they can fail over time even on a tenderr.
Usually due to a manufacturing defect on that one battery.
I'm not sure, but yea I was just reading some threads and saw idle adjustment seems to be big cause of this. I will check tonight when I get home, but I don't see how idle adjustment could have moved itself while the bike was stored? It was working fine before.
 

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No. It's Definitely his points and condenser. There failing....




Lol

Hook charge your battery on the tender and hook up a voltmeter to it and see what the read out is at full charge. (should be Atleast 12.6 volts with the battery fully charged and the bike off).

Then start the bike and measure what your reading is at idle. It should be Reading between 12.7 And 14.3 volts at idle and up to 5k rpm.

If the bike is reading above 14.4 volts at idle or above 14.9 volts at any rpm, the charging system isn't working properly.


Just for reference:
My readings I took yesterday were.

13.3 volts with the battery fully charged and bike off
13.3 volts at idle
14.5 volts at 5k rpm
I'll try that tonight, thanks.
 

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Did you do anything to prep the bike for it's long storage? If you didn't, there's still the possibility of gumming things up in the throttle system, which may have to do with your idle issues if it's not the battery.
 

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An '05 with the original battery? The battery needs replacing if so.
I'm not sure if it's original, but I'm assuming it is. I bought the bike in 09 used from 2nd owner. I will check if it's original one.

Did you do anything to prep the bike for it's long storage? If you didn't, there's still the possibility of gumming things up in the throttle system, which may have to do with your idle issues if it's not the battery.
No, just added pressure in tires and that's it :ears:
 

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I'm not sure, but yea I was just reading some threads and saw idle adjustment seems to be big cause of this. I will check tonight when I get home, but I don't see how idle adjustment could have moved itself while the bike was stored? It was working fine before.
Over a year or so after I got mine used, it ratcheted itself down to where it shut off at idle a couple times.
It was so slow that I didn't notice it - hey, just normal right? Was down slightly below 900rpm.
I moved the adjustment up to 1250 and it's stayed there so far. I keep an eye on it occasionally though now I'm aware that it can happen.

Might try a couple tanks of Seafoam treatment too.
Even with EFI a slight varnish can build up in the throttle bodies and around the injector.
 
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