When i put it in nutral it will free wheel. but when i've tryed to start it it just clicks. so taken starter out then turned it over the starter wont turn & it just clicks. but when i put it in gear the wheel still locks up.
It will becaus ein gear the engine is trying to turn over with the wheel. thats how the thing goes, the engine turns the tranny which puts power to rear wheel, so if engine is off and you push while in gear you are reversing the process. you should get your starter checked i think its bad. your engine is not seized. . try this put the trans in say 3rd or fourth gear and try to push it, should be some resistance but you should be able to move it and turn the engine in the process. if you need further assistance you just need to call me so i can explain it
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Hi, Robert if you take out the spark plugs put the bike in gear and block up the rear end with wood or a jack so the rear wheel is off the ground and rotate the rear wheel by hand and if the wheel moves your engine is not locked up you have a battery or starter motor issue for this scenario you will need your service/owners manual if you can't find the first and best tool you ever bought for your Suzuki, despair not, for a mere $0 you can download another one. For more information about your issue and valuable "FREE" downloads that you will need please click on the links below. Good luck and have a nice day. M109 service manual pdf https://www.impex-jp.com/assets/images/catalogs/moto/suzuki/9900C-CA121-L04/VZR1800L4-024.pdf suzuki vzr1800 pdf Owners Manual
Is battery hooked up right. Assuming you have a good battery. Does it turn over, Does the starter relay click. does the solenoid click, does the solenoid rattle, does the starter drive sound like it is engaging. WHAT YEAR is the bike, does it have a Bendix type starter drive or a jackshaft? If you pulled the starter did the cable get hooked up again. Did it get reinstalled properly? If it is a jackshaft model did the jackshaft get damaged or bent? Does the starter turn the engine over. If you locked the compensator to the clutch sprocket did you remove the locking tool afterwards. Check freedom of inner primary by remove the spark plugs, raise the rear wheel so it can spin unimpeded, put the transmission in 5th gear and rotate the rear wheel to check for starter, engine, transmission, primary and/or crankshaft resistance/bind.
No really familiar with anything that old but as you have gone3 so long without an answer maybe nobody else does either. It would appear to me that if the starter is spinning while in contact with a belt that it should be turning then there is not enough tension on the belt and the starter drive to force the belt to turn when the starter is spinning. Good luck and please post a comment if and when you get a definitive answer to your quaestin.
Well the good news is the click indicates the switch is working, when you press the switch the 2poles on the solenoide are joined together alowing the current to the starter,bridge the wires at the solenoide this should put power directly to the starter you wont need to press the start switch, if the engine does not turn over check the connections to both the battery and starter motor,
i guess in order to help you i would need to know a little more.. did anything happen the last time you had it running, check power to the starter?, to make sure that the motor is not seized up you could push the bike a bit then put it in gear and see if the motor turns over at all... if the motor isn't seized the i would say you have an electrical problem between your starter , starter button and kill switch
The buzzing/vibration would be the solenoid and it would only do so if the battery's charge is not sufficient to start the bike. If the battery is fully charged, then the sound would be a click/clack;
to try & free the engine internals, with the plugs removed, sparingly spray the inside of the combustion chamber with WD40 or preferably 2T oil (used for 2 stroke bikes). Let it sit for a while and then try turning the rear wheel while in first gear with the plugs still off;
alternately, try the starter again with the same conditions as above but rather than one long press of the starter button, try short/momentary press of the start button;
if the above fails, you may need to gain access to the left side of the engine by removing some of the body works. Some versions have a snap-off circular cover on the body. There would be a disc with slot, Remove said disc. Inside would be a big nut 17/19mm. You would need preferably a T wrench that fits and would be used to turn the crankshaft but not fully forcing it. You have to do it by feel. If considerable resistance, stop;
remove the entire body work; remove cylinder head with care on the rubber gasket. apply WD40 oil liberally on the camshaft, caps and let it drip down on the timing chain.
try again using the T wrench.
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32 amp brand new its been on charge for about 18 hours
Acid for battery was put in by a dealer
all electric functions working except the starter
when the starter button is pushed there is a click and I can feel movment in a solonoid in front and just above the battery (in an ally case)
all nuts to starter motor removed cleaned and re tightened
Fuses checked (I can only find 2) these fuses are located behind the left side of the battery in a little black cover are perhaps there more fuses which are relavent to the starter
the bike is in my workshop and I cant really get a go at jumping it on my own.
I did try jumping when I thought it was the battery but it wouldnt go.
I thought it was due to NO charge in the battery. Try a single jump lead from the +'ve on the battery direct to the starter motor. A screwdriver across to 2 solonoid connections does the same thing but is harder to control. You need to be careful as if there is an internal short in the starter motor you can run the risk of serious burns from very large fault currents flowing. Next is the poxy short battery negative to crank case...replace with a longer one to the actual starter motor 8m/m mounting bolt ( closest 8m/m to the barrel is more neat ).
Less hazerdous is to get a cheap mumtimeter and measure the voltage across the starter motor when you press the starter button some times it is just a dirty segment on the starter motor remove plugs from cylinders, load the HT leads with removed plugs, rest against engine and engage top gear.
Press the starter and rotate back wheel slightly backwards ( rocking motion ) going backwards engages the jaming roller clutch to move the starter off the dirty segment if present,,,