My 05 speed master front light doesn't come on or starter engage
My starter doesn't even spin or engage. Headlight doest come on. The only thing, past the handle bars that works are the blinker? The bike did fall over to the right side when I lost my rear brakes. Please, any ides.
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same as a car the bendix a spring and gear that slides out when the starter spins at the correct speed if the starter motor drags it wont slide out . the bendix is the usual problem they get sticky and worn. easie change remove a snap ring slide on new one.
You should get nothing to the engine if the
kill switch is in the no run position. It sounds to me like you are saying the
starter is running but not engaging with the engine. This condition is typically
the result of (a) low battery (b) weak spring on the starter. First thing to
check is the voltage at the battery, start solenoid and then the starter. If
voltage is good ... 11 or more volts, suspect the starter. How old is the battery, BTW? Original? Batteries are typically good for up to 5 years ... let me repeat ... UP TO five years. Check all connections for tightness and that are all clean.
The starter on your bike uses a solenoid that also manually engages the starter gear. Try lubricating the solenoid mechanism and verify that the mechanism does not bind or stick. Once you have the mechanism freed up, check the starter again. If it does not engage, replace the solenoid (or, while you're at it, just replace the entire starter assembly).
If the starter spins but the engine does not turn, it's not your starter. It is your starter drive or Bendix on the starter shaft. Disconnect the battery. Take the outer primary cover off. Take the wires off the starter solenoid, remove the pin, cup and spring on the inside of the primary, and remove the solenoid. With this off, you can remove the starter shaft. Clamp the starter shaft in a vise with soft jaws on it. You don't want to scar your starter shaft. You'll see a round thing on the end of the shaft with two flats on it. Use a wrench to take this off. IT HAS LEFT HANDED THREADS. Slide the old Bendix off and put the new one on. Put a drop of Loctite 271 red on the threads and put the nut back on the end and tighten. Put your bake back together in reverse of how you took it apart. When you buy the replacement Bendix, but a good one. Do not buy the Chinese version, they're junk.
Clean the starter button or replace the right switch assembly. The starter button does two things it both turns off the head light and it engages the starter solenoid. It sounds like this dual switch/button is the part that is malfunctioning.
Your starter button is dirty or bad. The starter button does two things. Push it in halfway and the lights turn off to put more power to the ignition and starter. Push the button in all the way and the solenoid engages. Try cleaning the starter button. If it will not work after cleaning you may have to buy a new right switch assembly.
I'd take my battery to an automotive parts store and have it tested. They'll usually do this free of charge. If bad, replace the battery. The best battery for the money today is Harley's GasMat battery. They don't get any better for the price. Make sure all your connections are tight and clean. This will probably fix your problem.
The chattering and the hot cables sounds like you were not getting enough voltage. You starter is designed to run on 12 DC. Since it's a motor, if the voltage drops, it will pull more current to make up for the low voltage and try to run. The enormous amount of voltage it draws made the cables run hot. The problem is that if the cables got that hot, you can imagine how hot the small wires in the starter got. So, you may be looking at a starter but I'd do one thing at a time. No need to waste time and money if you don't need to. If the battery doesn' fix it, go with the starter.
Initially, the click is significant as it indicates that the starter relay is engaging (hence the click) but the contacts are not switching (hence no starter spin). To confirm, temporarily jumper the 2 big terminals of the starter relay. To locate the starter relay, follow the cable from the battery's + terminal.
Offhand, no headlight would require tracing where the headlight +12 is missing using a testlight rather than a voltmeter.