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83' XV500 Won't stop turning over.

PostAuthor: Maiku » Fri Mar 09, 2018 6:20 pm

So now that spring is here I'm back to trying to get my XV500 running again. I have come across a problem that has completely stumped me. When I go to press start to turn on the motorcycle sometimes the bike get stuck turning over constantly. I can take the key out and hit the kill switch but it won't stop until I disconnect the battery. I thought it might have been the ignition switch so I replaced it (I needed a new one anyways) and of course it keeps happening. So I'm now guessing it might be the start engine button or the solenoid but I can't be sure. Has anyone here had this problem before? This is driving me crazy.

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Re: 83' XV500 Won't stop turning over.

PostAuthor: mark75 » Sat Mar 10, 2018 2:42 pm

500 is kind of a "rara avis" since it was only made for US market a year or so.

sounds like a stuck starter relay? ---> viewtopic.php?f=140&t=35947
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Re: 83' XV500 Won't stop turning over.

PostAuthor: Maiku » Sun Mar 11, 2018 11:26 am

I think it might be the starter relay too. I ordered another one and we will see. I'm also gonna rewrap the wires leading to it as I fear it might be grounding itself causing me to also lose power when I'm driving.

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Re: 83' XV500 Won't stop turning over.

PostAuthor: sbrbot » Mon Mar 12, 2018 3:00 am

This is probably faulty starter motor (solenoid) relay (it's under the reight side cap on xv500). Once you press START SWITCH it activates solenoid relay, but after releasing START SWITCH solenoid should return to OFF but that's not happening.
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Re: 83' XV500 Won't stop turning over.

PostAuthor: sbrbot » Mon Mar 12, 2018 3:03 am

mark75 wrote:500 is kind of a "rara avis" since it was only made for US market a year or so.


It's not so rare in EU. If you look at German or Austrian sites selling motocycles you can find a lot of them (xv500).
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