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Just Won't Start :o(

Hey guy n gals, seem to have a problem with my gsx-r 600, basically it's been parked up over the winter months and the battery went dead. Took it off and charged it up and now put it back on. Seems plently of life in the battery and everything works, the fuel pump primes when you turn the ignition on but when I go to start her up all I get is a dull click and nothing.
I thought perhaps it was the alarm playing up and not turning the immobiliser off but everything seems to be working. So I'm at a bit of a loss what else could it be?
Any info would be greatly recieved.



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Hi and welcome to FixYa,

The click is significant. This indicates that the starting relay is engaging but for some reason, the starter motor is not cranking. This could either indicate a faulty starter relay (particularly the contacts) or a faulty starter motor (specifically, the carbon brushes). To determine which:

  • with the side covers off, expose the starter relay particularly the 2 large terminals;
  • have somebody start the bike normally using the key and button start switch;
  • determine if indeed the clicking is coming from the starter relay;
  • while the start button is still pressed, jump the 2 big terminals;
  • if the engine cranks, then the internal contacts of the starter relay are corroded or burned;
  • if the engine will not crank, then the starter motor is faulty.
Good luck and thank you for using FixYa.

Posted on Feb 22, 2009

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    kawilliams79 Jul 09, 2012

    put clean fuel in tank flush old **** out . solidifys slightly over long periods left standing in tank


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