A couple of years ago I picked up an '03 SV650 from a guy who was moving house. The bike had sat in his shed for about six years and of course the fuel had all turned to crud. I brought it home and put in in the corner of my shed for a couple more years and dragged it out recently as a bit of a Covid-19 lockdown project.
Anyway tank off and given the vinegar soak treatment and fitted a new fuel pump yesterday. Got the bike running today and it ticks over beautifully. I took it for a short test run just to ensure all was well and it was. After the SV1000 I thought this bike would feel pretty slow but it really surprised me with just how peppy it was in the bottom end.
One thing I noticed is that I don't have a neutral light, and there is no gear indicator or trip meter function showing on the instrument panel. I was checking the connector for the gear position switch and found a little box that I suspect may be a TRE mod.
When TRE's are fitted, do they cause issues with the functions that aren't working as above?
I look forward to finding out what you think.