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When i try to start i get a click the starter doesn't move is it the starter relay or the starter itself?

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To find out take your starter off and run a positive to the starter and the ground to a bare side of it and if it dont turn then your starter is bad if it does turn then its the relay

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Not a bike expert but all engines are similar.

Short answer no. The spark plugs are inside the cylinder heads and have nothing to do with physically turning start it.

One chap had the same problem as you..See here for the story, it was the starter Motor faulty.

Turning her over works pretty much like this. Four items, Battery, Start switch, start Relay, Starter Motor.

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Short across the starter relay and see if it starts. If it still clicks then I would suspect the starter motor itself. Careful with the short as too long will burn out the wires. A screwdriver touching the 2 bolt connectors momentarily is enough to check this out. All this assumes a good battery with full voltage. Low voltage/poor battery condition can be the cause of a lot of problems.

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Two other things to try. Make sure the battery terminal connectors are absolutely free of buildup. Then place your battery on a long slow charge. If it is not sealed, checkto make sure plates are all well covered with distilled water.

Finally, hook the battery charger up to the battery and move the selector up to start, say 50 amps. Try that. If you still have nothing but clicks, and all bolts and nuts are tight, time to look at the starter itself.


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