Honda CB 250 1998-will not start, just clicking, battery is ok
I have not been using my bike on road for past 2 months, but starting it regularly. Last occassion, battery was run down, this time same again, so I used jump leads, it started then died, now no turn over, just clicking sound from around fuse area? & no yellow starter light. Green light is fine. Could this be starting motor gone like car??
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Re: honda CB 250 1998-will not start, just clicking,...
Hi, Your problem lies with the starter solenoid, although you maybe using a fully charged battery to jump it, it appears to be sticking or possibly faulty due to trying to start with poor battery.
The starter solenoid is usually located on or near the Battery compartment, it is cylindrical and has two heavy wires attached to it 1 goes to the starter motor the other to the battery. If you are carefull you can by pass the solenoid by touching the heavy wire going to the starter motor with the jumper lead. Make sure the jump battery is connected and both the NEGATIVE leads are well secure. Put the NEGATIVE lead from jump cable direct to a engine mount bolt or engine itself Not the battery.
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Lift the seat. and buy a manual. then try bump starting the bike, when it is running let it sit for a while. If the bike has been sitting with a flat battery for more than about 1 month you will more than likely need a new battery. Try Wemoto for parts and batteries.
It sounds like your starter or starter solenoid are getting stuck, but it also sounds like you may be needing a new battery soon also. Autozone, Advance Auto Parts, etc. can test your battery for bad cells and tell you whether your battery needs to be replaced. Else, I would change out the starter and solenoid.
sir,there are 2 reason
1. please check bolts of small fuse connecter near the battery ,sometimes it get loose ,ectually that is main positive connecter to battery
2.please replug the rectifier-regulater cuplers ,otherwise you need to replace the regulater
If you are starting the bike, warming it up, and shutting it off, You have probably fouled out the spark plugs. When I worked at a dealership we stopped the practice of starting up the cycles for potential buyers because each bike would foul out 3,4,even 5 sets of plugs before it was delivered just because people wanted to hear it run.
Your battery looses about 1% per month sitting. Shooting 50 amps into your little battery didnt do it any good even though you felt better. You might have a dead cell but I doubt it in a 4 month old battery. You can do a hydro test on it (good reading is 1200) and a volt reading (above 10 is ok) or maybe just replace it.
I suggest you put it on trickle charge for 24 or more hours.
If you regularly let your bike set for more than a week, you may want to consider adding a fuel stabilizer which will prevent or at lease reduce the harmful buildup of varnish and other gunk in your fuel system. I like Sta-bil but there are others. You might inquire at the Honda shop what they recommend. You might also want to use something in the fuel to clean the system - popular is injector cleaner but I am not personally endorsing this. Ask the parts guy at your Honda shop.
I would take the bike and or the battery to Sears or any large auto parts store and let them test the condition of the battery and the chargeing system.They will do it for free.Bike batterys seem to only last 2 or 3 years.