Something is draining my battery and my bike won't start. If it's the relays which one is it? My motorcycle doesn't crank at all. it makes a buzzy noise when I press the start button. It sounds like there's a power shortage. I have a Suzuki sv 650 year 2007.

if it's my starter how would I know if so how can I replace it where is it located or is it just the 1 on the throttle?

  • How old is your battery? Did you try replacing/recharging your battery? Commented Oct 6, 2014 at 3:56
  • yes the battery is replaced brand new I'm thinking it might be the starter if not the rectifier regulator. is that possible but the noise is coming from under the gas tank kind of under the carburetors hard to tell but the noise is under the gas tank that's all I know.
    – viik diaz
    Commented Oct 6, 2014 at 21:16
  • if its the starter switch relay how would I know he's like I said under the gas tank every time I press the start button or try to twist the throttle? Please help me if you can ASAP I appreciate it thank you
    – viik diaz
    Commented Oct 6, 2014 at 21:17
  • I'll ask someone with enough knowledge and then get back to you. Did you try jump starting the bike?? Commented Oct 7, 2014 at 3:11
  • jump starting may not work because its EFI. Commented Oct 7, 2014 at 3:13

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For a start your starter motor is the cylindrical thing to the right of #9 in this picture starter location

I'd check it has a good connection to ground (is the resistance between the - negative terminal of battery to the outer steel of the starter lots less than 1?)

Whip the seat off and check the starter relay and see if theres any corrosion and it's nice and tight. It's the translucent covered thing immediately up and to the left of the positive battery terminal. relay location

What happens when you try and push start it? Do the pistons feel like they are pumping around when you let the clutch out? If they don't then maybe something has seized and the starter doesn't have the power to crank everything around so it just buzzes.

Lastly, it's probably not because if you have a green connector failure then I don't think any current would make it to the starter motor, but under the fuel tank there is a green connector that is famous for corroding and causing starting issues.

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