Question about 1997 Honda CBR 600 F(3)V

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Problem with ignition system honda cbr600f

I turn the key on,adjust the choke then push start switch but all that happens is 1 click which is the relay switch and nothing happens. The battery is charged and all the lights come on. I can clutch start the bike and it will run smoothly but if the engine stops I cannot start it again even when it is warmed up, unless I clutch start it again. This problem has started since I dropped the bike in a slow speed[ 10km/h ] accident onto the right hand side of the bike. thankyou if you could help me out.

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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 big terminals of the starter relay/solenoid 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).

Of course other possibilities still exist, such as:
  • loose, corroded battery terminals, relay, starter terminal/connectors;
  • weak battery.
  • open, corroded fuse/fuse terminals.
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Sounds like your starter motor.If the starter motor was on the side that hit the ground check the connections are still tight and good if they are then check all fuses just in case otherwise get stater checked

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