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I have an 02 sv that was stolen and found wrecked. I have it back now and am trying to get it running again. I changed the oil, installed a new battery and brake lights come on and all, but absolutely nothing when I turn the key, pull the clutch, and hit the ignition switch. A new lock set with ignition was even installed and its in neutral. Any suggestions on why this is? ???
 

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Make sure the kickstand is up, you're in neutral, and the killswitch is in the run position. If nothing happens still, there is a chance that something like the cutout that keeps the bike from starting with the kickstand down, killswitch, etc. has been damaged or is inoperative. I think the 99-02's have this feature, I know for sure the 03+ do.

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thanks, I definently forgot about the kickstand since I havnt rode it in so long. I heard a click when I hit the ignition switch, but no combustion. I guess the next step is to spray some carb cleaner into the carb and spray starting fluid into the cylinders? I also already poured some fuel system cleaner into the gas tank. Should I hear the fuel pump running?
 

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If all you hear is a click when you hit the starter button, spraying starter fluid anywhere won't help. The bike should at least be turning over or there is something more important wrong. Just to clarify - the bike just clicks with no turn over at all when you press the starter button? If the bike isn't turning over, don't worry about cleaning out the carbs at this point either - that's not a problem to be concerned with yet. If the kill switch is in the run position and the kickstand is up and you can verify that those two switches are working properly, I would think it would point to the battery. Maybe verify that is hooked up correctly to make sure you didn't accidently hook it up wrong? If that still doesn't fix it, it might be a fuse or wiring got messed up somewhere while it was stolen or wrecked. If that doesn't fix it, your best bet may be to get it to a shop unless someone here knows more about the 99-02's to help you out.
 

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correct, there is no turn over at all, but electricity is going to the brake lights and turn signals. So far, everybody I know is pointing to the starter solenoid fuse or assembly.
 

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Start by making sure the battery is fully charged. Make sure all the fuses are good. Next make sure the safety switches are working properly. There's the switch at the clutch lever, the switch at the kickstand, the run/stop switch, and the neutral safety switch.

To start the bike the clutch lever must be pulled (clutch lever safety switch closes) whether or not the bike in in neutral, or whether or not the kickstand is up. If the bike is in gear the sidestand must be up (kickstand switch closes). If the neutral light doesn't light up then the neutral safety switch isn't closing. In all cases the run/stop switch has to be in the run position.

Check all that out before you start disassembling anything else. If everything else is working properly the starter solenoid would be the next place to look, logically.
 
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