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Went a week without riding my (I mean, my wife's) curvey SV650. It had been on the Tender, so I know the battery was charged, but it still wouldn't start. It cranked like normal, but just wouldn't start. I push-started it (first time I'd done this, so it was an adventure) and all seemed well.

I rode it for 10 miles or so on the interstate, but towards the end of my ride it would die anytime I let off the throttle. I made it home, surfed SVrider for a while, and decided to go to the hardware store to get a voltmeter and check the battery as a first step (although I didn't actually believe the battery was bad).

For the heck of it, I tried starting the bike again, and ... WHAMMY! ... fired right up. Rode it, and all is perfectly fine.

I know problems don't actually fix themselves. They just hide, or there was never a problem in the first place.

Ideas? Do I have anything to worry about?
 

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It had been sitting for a week, so the gas was probably only 8-9 days old. There was no stabilizer in the fuel, although 8-9 days doesn't seem long enough for gas to "go bad".

Edit: Before my ride today, I put some sea-foam in the tank just for good measure.
 

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If it was the clutch lever switch, it wouldn't be cranking at all.

With everybody mentioning battery connection, it got me thinking. At some point in this process, I know that I removed my battery tender lead. I'm not sure, but this may have happened between my "bad ride" and "good ride". If that's the case, perhaps I had carelessly installed the battery tender lead, creating a fuzzy connection. Then, after taking it off, I did it right and proper.

I dunno, just a thought. Thanks everyone for your suggestions.
 

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Not true, if the connections are corroded or loose you could crank your bike just fine and the next moment it could die just to randomly crank again (loose) Happened to me before. .
Oh, I see. Thanks for the explanation. I'll check that out.
 
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