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Starting system what kind of starter does it has?

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Below is a diagram of the electric starting system of your Yamaha. I have a couple of tips to help pinpoint the problem. First, check to see if there is battery voltage to the starting relay. If there is, use a large screwdriver to bridge across the two large cables attached to the top of the relay. If this causes the starter to spin, then you've got a bad relay. If there's voltage to the relay, yet the starter does not spin when you bridge the two contacts, then you've got either a bad starter motor, or a faulty electrical connection between the relay and the starting motor.
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I am trying to start my motorcycle and the relay for the starting system behind the battery is buzzing. I bought another one and it is still doing it

Hi and welcome to FixYa,

Initially, have the battery externally charged and checked / load tested.  The buzzing indicates that the relay is turning on & off in a continous cycle hence the buzzing sound. Possible causes could be a weak battery or a loose ground connection of the starter relay through the diodes, a faulty starter switch or a faulty starter motor.  To determine which:
  • when starting again, short the 2 big terminals of the starter relay but expect a big spark;
  • if the starter motor spins, then possibly the diodes and/or the start button switch would need checking;
  • if the starter motor does not turn, then the starter motor would need looking into more particularly the carbon brushes and/or the commutator segments.

Incidentally, have you tried bump starting the bike?

Good luck and thank you for asking FixYa.

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Initially, a couple of possibilities that you can check/explore:
  • starting relay (most likely);
  • start switch;
  • starter motor;
  • loose wiring, connector, terminal; and others that could not be discounted
  • insufficiently charged or weak battery;
  • neutral sensor/switch/light;
  • sidestand switch/sensor;
  • alarm/security system.
Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information. Good luck and kind regards. Thank you for using FixYa.

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