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The starter solenoid should have two thick wires, one to the battery live and the other to the starter motor,there will then be one or two more smaller ones if there is one it goes to the start switch on the handlebars if there is two one is an earth and the other is the start switch wire.
When you try to start the bike, does anything happen? Noises? Clicks? Or is it silent and nothing happens? If you hear a click or it try's to start but doesn't turn over. If nothing at all happens when you hit the start switch then you most likely have an electrical issue, versus if you hear the starter click or try to start to bike, then that would mean a mechanical issue.
If you're hearing a clicking from the engine casing after changing the battery and the bike still won't start, chances are there may be a problem with your starter motor.
Either it's not contacting well enough to the battery (Faulty Wiring or Loose Connection), may be having trouble engaging/dis-engaging the starter gear, or it's just cactus and needs repair/replacing.
If you haven't tried push starting the bike, I'd suggest trying that first. Sometimes that can dis-lodge the starter gear if it's stuck, but it might require maintenance to ensure it doesn't happen again.
If you're un-aware of how to perform a rolling start, put the bike on a downward slope, or get a friend who can help push. Put the bike in first gear with the clutch in, and the ignition 'on' and roll the bike forward to a bit more than a brisk walking pace. Lift your weight from the seat and drop it down again quickly. As you drop down, release the clutch to engage first gear and hopefully the bike should spring into life. (Beware not to hold the throttle open, or stop moving too quickly, as this can cause an the bike to spring forwards or dropping of the bike as it stops suddenly)
If this fails, you may need to have the Started Motor removed to be looked at, as it may need replacing or repair by a professional.
Start by spraying WD40 into starter switch, should clear any dirt in the switch.
If that doesn't work then it could be a killswitch short, either at the button or along the wiring near the handlebars at the connector. If you can, find the killswitch wire and disconnect it from the wiring harness. If the bike then works as normal you can either leave it disconnected and switch off with key or take it apart and clean it all up, replacing faulty wire.
Hi Some thing is expanding with heat or moving slightly to cause a dead short if the solenoid click when the fuse blows I would suspect the starter motor brushes / wiring, insulating washer on lead from solenoid or the starter motors internal components
Sometimes motorcycles provide positive to the solenoid through the ignition switch, and the negative end is where the starter switch is. That way just one wire needs to go to the switch on the handlebars.
If that is what you have, and the wire has been worn through somewhere and is grounding out, that will have the same effect as providing ground through the switch.
If the battery is in good shape and fully charged - and the headlight fuse is not blown, then I suspect that the starter button is at fault. The starter button does two things when you press it: engages the electrical circuit that causes the starter relay to trip, and, at the same time, cuts power to the headlight.
It could be that the contacts inside the handlebar mounted starter button are dirty. You can try spraying some electrical contact cleaner in there - but you are likely going to have to replace the whole right side handlebar switch assembly.
I'm having starting problems with my MOTO 6.5 ther is a 'buzzing' noise when the start button is pressed(the bike will not start or even try to fire) is it the solenoid? The buzzing noise is coming from the small item near the battery is this the solenoid? The battery is almost new so i know this isn't the problem. can anyone help?
Sounds like a problem with the starter motor. Are you sure that the motor/piston is actually moved by the starter motor? If notthe buzzing noise is from the starter motor itself that runs 'free' without engaging the magnet that connects with the motor. The magnets can get 'sticky' and sometimes helped with a Careful hammering onto the starter motor. In any event you will need to rebuild or replace the starter motor unit. This all assumes that the moto still starts whenyou push her in second gear, right? Hope this helps and good luck.