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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: 91 yamaha breeze,wont turn over
Check fuses. Check voltage. Could be a burned, or just broken fuse. Could be a dead battery. Could be as simple as poor battery connections. If not, perhaps the following will help:
A starter can be tested in a very simple way, by applying 12vdc to the power input, and grounding the case. If it spins, then it's on to step 2, checking connections.
Starters are much too simple to be more complicated than that, but the electrical system can be. Check the circuit between the relay and the starter. Is is a direct wire with no breaks? If so, check the voltage at the power output and input of the relay. If it is good, check the power input and grounding of the starter.
Most new bikes have a clutch switch, and it may interrupt the 12vdc to the starter, without affecting the relay. Same thing goes for the nuetral switch.
Try starting in nuetral, with the clutch pulled. Check the relay for conections that you may have taken off, and not replaced. Same thing for the starter.
Posted on Oct 02, 2009
Testimonial: "accurate and outstanding advice, new starter bad, many thanks"
SOURCE: MY YAMAHA 1100 VSTAR CUSTOM,WILL
The starter itself is defective - most likely the brushes on the motor are shot.
You must take the starter off the bike, disassemble it completely, check it thoroughly - be especially attentive at the contacts of the motor and the solenoid, replace everything that doesn't look perfect and put it back together.
Posted on Sep 25, 2010
To begin with, I'd have that battery load tested to see if it's any good. I've seen brand new batteries that were bad. It it checks OK, check all the connections that go to the battery. Be especially attentive to the smaller wires that attach to it. I've seen battery acid eat the wire out of the insulation leaving the insulation intact and the wire appeared fine. If the wire bends too easily, be suspect. If the wires have the "crimp on" connectors, make sure they're tight. Your problem sounds like a bad connection somewhere.
Posted on May 20, 2011
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