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If it's still fitted then connect across the main solenoid terminals with a spanner or screwdriver and it will turn over...if removed connect it to a battery with the body of the starter connected to the negative.

Posted on Jan 09, 2013

  • Jing Reyes Jan 12, 2013

    How can i tell if my solenoid is bad? I connected light tester at the starter and it didn't light up... I jumped the starter and starter won't spin... What so you think is wrong? Thanks



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Hello Brian,
You need to find the starter relay and test it and verify that the coil has continuity. The next thing would be to check your fuses and verify that they are all good. Your starter relay is not engaging which will usually send power to the starter solenoid to engage and turn over the starter itself!
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It turns over really slow, then stops and smokes, new solenoid, starter was tested and I was told its ok.

Hi Ken get a second opinion about your starter and solenoid also check your starter relay. good luck and have a nice day. What to do When Your Motorcycle Won Start
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If your starter clicks but dose not work, then you will need to have your starter checked. It sounds like your silinoid has stopped working. You can either take your starter off and have it checked at Auto Zone or which ever Auto store or maintenance shop you prefer. It does sound like you have a faulty silinoid. Hopes this help.

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Sounds like you have some bad cells in your battery. Charge your battery and have it load tested. Check the voltage of your battery with ohm meter. Running the wrong voltage through your electrical system can damage some of the delicate electronics.You can jump your cycle from an automotive/car battery but do not have the car running. The car charging system can damage the motorcycle electrical system. If you push the starter button and the solenoid clicks , the starter button is good. If you jump the two battery terminals on the solenoid and the starter works, the solenoid is bad. If you hold the starter button and tap on the starter with a plastic hammer and the starter now works, then you need to replace the starter brushes. If there is anything else wrong with the starter you will have to replace the starter assembly, the manufacturer does not sell replacement parts for the starters.

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Honda steed 600 doesn't start using the start button, battery is fully charge, i can here the solenoid clicking but not engaging, i can crank the starter from the solenoid directly, is there some kind of...

You have already done all the testing. Your starter works, your starter button works, your solenoid is clicking , the problem is that the contacts inside the solenoid are burnt and not making a connection. Replace the starter solenoid and your motorcycle starter will engage the way it is supposed to.

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Probably your starter button is the problem. On a lot of motorcycles the starter button is a two position switch. Push the button halfway in the headlight turns off. Push it all the way in and the solenoid engages the starter. This is to send more power to the starter motor. Try cleaning the button . If that does not work you may have to replace the switch assembly (the button is usually not sold separately).

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? starter ?

Have you checked the battery? The starter requires a large draw from the battery to engage and crank the engine to start the motorcycle. If the battery does not have enough power the starter will engage but does not have enough power to physically turn the engine over. Make sure you are working with a known good battery.

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check the battery if the starter tested good the starter spining and clicking and not engaging the starter suggest the solonoid is suspect it kicks the starter out might be going bad. BATTERY is the common factor with the three starters working about the same lenght of time

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