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Clicking noise when starting

R1 2000 model just replaced battery and plugs but still wont start

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  • Darren Lamb Dec 23, 2008

    turned out to be the solenoid thnx for the help

  • bens311 Jan 20, 2009

    My R1 wont start either, just clicks and the Nuetral light goes out. I pound on the seat a bit and the light comes back on but still wont start. I been push starting it everyday and its getting kind of old please help!!

  • wolverine31 Mar 13, 2009

    I have just changed the battery on my 2007 R1 and there is no power whatsoever. Is this the fuses?


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I would double check your battery FIRST. It could be a bad starter, but typically if it is clicking it might just be your battery. The least expensive and quickest solution is to hook it up to a charger, and see how it does. Cheers

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Hi and welcome to FixYa,

Your description could be any of 2 possibilities:

  • starter relay/solenoid; and/or
  • starter motor.
To determine which, jump the 2 bog terminals of the starter relay when starting the bike; if the motor turns, the relay/solenoid is defective; if the starter motor does not turn, the starter motor is defective (most likely the carbon brushes).

To determine the location of the starter relay/solenoid, follow the clicking sound and would look like the image below.
clicking noise when starting - d02de17.jpg

While the starter motor would look like this
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Posted on Dec 23, 2008

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    Louie Role Dec 23, 2008

    Of course other possibilities still exist, such as:

    • loose, corroded battery, relay, starter terminal/connectors;

    • weak battery.

    • open, corroded fuse/fuse terminals.

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    Louie Role Dec 24, 2008

    Glad to be of assistance and appreciate the rating.

  • Bernida Sep 13, 2013

    but my scooter is'nt making a clicking sound, it won't make any sound.


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