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Re: Just bought 08

I changed out my ignition fuse and my fuel fuse after the bike quit on me right after buying. Now I have flashing F1 and dealer says C41. All was fine and now I feel like I blew my money
Blew your money on the bike or the fuses? Doesn't sound that expensive to fix, nothing really is on these bikes.

Take it to a good indy bike mechanic and get an estimate on the problem and repair.

Whenever you buy a used vehicle, having to fix something right after is kinda par for the course unfortunately.
 

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I agree with par, just kills me that I was riding and getting comfortable and it quit. I found I frayed wire. Removed the frayed section and found 2 blown fuses. Walked it home and then that's when the F1 started flashing. Threads are how I learned to check dealer code and it came up C41. All was good, the guy even rode it to the house
 

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It's priming with the kill switch but it just doesn't seem to be priming for very long, stops after 1 sec.
 

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Re: Just bought 08

As SD said, it is common to have to adjust or fix things when buying a used bike. It is understandable to be disappointed but keep in mind you've made a good choice with the SV and it is not hard to fix C41 error code problem. Most likely the problem is the fuel pump, could also be the ECM.

Used bikes, bikes that have been sitting, often the problems are battery and fuel system.

Do you have a voltmeter? Is so, I or others here, can walk you though the electrical tests needed to fix your bike.

The one second sound you hear when cycling the Run/Stop switch is the throttle body startup. Proper fuel pump prime should last a full 3 seconds. If you only hear a one second "buzz" then the fuel pump is not priming.

Welcome to SVR. :eek:ccasion14:
 

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I dont have a voltmeter. I was also curious if it would rest if I unhook the ECM and then plug it back in. Dumb I know but I was riding and the guy rode to my house 2 hrs later on the road it just quit
 

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Sorry. Also there is a small black module or something next to my battery and assuming my starter solenoid. It has a rubber "cap" over it, the wires have been cut and spliced. Could that be causing my problem?
 

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That could be your problem.

I hate to say this, but...

after chasing wiring problems for a long time on my SV1000 I eventually just replaced the whole harness. I think it took me about 4 hours to do. The harness cost me $40 shipped.

Of course, I'd do some troubleshooting before swapping the whole thing, but it sounds pretty hacked up.

Also, make sure that any replacement harness you buy is uncut, and for the right year/version (S vs N).
 

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... there is a small black module or something next to my battery and assuming my starter solenoid. It has a rubber "cap" over it, the wires have been cut and spliced. Could that be causing my problem?
Yes, that is the fuel pump relay, good chance that is the problem.

What I meant to say:

Yes, good chance the cut and spliced wires are the problem.
The small black modeule with rubber cap is the fuel pump relay, not the starter solenoid.
 

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I think that might be the tipover switch
 

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I could be wrong, but it looks similar...

and with the amount of hack job I see there, I'll reiterate my prior statement
 

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Went ahead and ordered the part. Hope that's the issue and then I can focus on getting the wiring cleaned up
 

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Re: I need a fuel pump relay

I went through a few trial and errors troubleshooting my fuel pump. I am on my 3rd one which is from a k8 and k6 throttle bodies. I will find out this Saturday if it's a go on circuit.
 

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Re: I need a fuel pump relay

Went ahead and ordered the part. Hope that's the issue and then I can focus on getting the wiring cleaned up
My apologies, Jay. My poorly worded reply in the other thread (now edited) makes it sound like I am saying the fuel pump relay is bad. Most likely the relay itself is okay. What I meant to say is the hacked wires to the relay are the likely problem, not the relay.

Where did you order the part from? Please try to cancel, send me a PM, I will reimburse you for any money lost.

Good first step to find the problem is remove the tape from the hacked wires and inspect the connections. Disconnect the battery when exposing the wires as the Red/White wire has constant power even with the key "Off". There is a good chance a flaky connection on one or more of the hacked wires is causing the C41 problem.

If still seeing C41 after inspecting/fixing the fuel pump relay wires then a few electrical tests can be done to isolate further.
 
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