Question about 1981 Yamaha XJ 650

1 Answer

Starter will not engage-soleniod just clicks-

Battery replaced/charged-solenoid replaced-headlamp auto on stopped when this occured-replaced relay that allows light to come on when ignition is on-pulled starter-it turns when hooked direct to battery-all grounds appear good-is there a capasitor or other relay???-low mileage bike-had it running last year till this problem-Help!

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer

I had this problem last year. I was told by a reputable Yamaha service technician that I could "jump" the leads on the solenoid to unstick it. It worked. However, in retrospect, I wish I would have just replaced the solenoid, given that it is a relatively cheap component (~$40 new). Since then, I had the sticking and clicking problem again this past March right at the beginning of the season, and during my attempt to repeat the success, I shorted out the bike because I got careless about what my disconnected wires touched on the bike. Shame on me. So I'd recommend replacing the solenoid.

Posted on May 24, 2009

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Starter motor wont engage checked brushes and movement small what i persume soleniod attached the side of starter just clicks


Alot of the time a clicking sound indicates a dead battery. It happens when there isn't enough power to fully engage the starter but just enough to engage solenoid. I would check your battery and all connections, including ground wires, battery wires and solenoid wires. Take a wire brush to them and clean them up and reinstall them. If that doesn't work, remove your starter and bench test it by hooking up a good battery to the lead that solenoid goes to and ground the other. If it passes the bench test your solenoid probably needs replaced. If it fails the problem is in your starter. Good luck! FYI, remove battery leads while removing starter and other wires for safety when cleaning.

Mar 16, 2014 | Garden

1 Answer

1987 FXST I went for a ride Saturday and stopped for a beer, when I went to leave all I could hear from my bikes starter system was the relay, so I crossed the soleniod and nothing just sparks no engaging...


Hi John, try cleaning the arc marks on your solenoid contact plate, if that doesn't work replace the solenoid. This is assuming of course that you have a fully charged battery and the connections are clean and tight. Good luck.

Aug 06, 2013 | Harley Davidson Boulevard C109RT...

1 Answer

Starter suddenly stopped engaging. could it be a relay switch


check fuses, it could be the relay, if it checks out ok, then the starter solonoid could be @ fault, FUSES FIRST, RELAY 2nd, STARTER/SOLONOID LAST, make sure battery & terminals ok, cleaned, tight, etc., battery must be fully charged ! you should have a relay box under hood.

Mar 11, 2013 | 1995 Nissan Pickup

1 Answer

Honda steed 600 doesn't start using the start button, battery is fully charge, i can here the solenoid clicking but not engaging, i can crank the starter from the solenoid directly, is there some kind of...


You have already done all the testing. Your starter works, your starter button works, your solenoid is clicking , the problem is that the contacts inside the solenoid are burnt and not making a connection. Replace the starter solenoid and your motorcycle starter will engage the way it is supposed to.

Nov 23, 2010 | 1998 Honda Steed

1 Answer

Replaced starter relay and stater in yamaha 1100 2001 v star


Charge battery to full, start in neutral, still clicks? Bad ground, or bad connection. Jump starter solenoid with screwdriver,etc. if motor turns over the relay is bad. Chaz Moto DC

Jan 22, 2010 | 2001 Yamaha V Star 1100 Classic

2 Answers

98 ford expedition xlt,when i turn key switch on, all it does is make a load clicking sound, battery is new and fulley charged


The Solenoid Switch that controls the starter is bad. If you can get someone to help you. Have them turn the key while you listen under the hood for where ehe clicking is comming from. 2 different Solenoids were used on this model one built on the starter the other mounted on the finder well near the battery. Repair is simple if replacing the Solenoid mounted on the finder well. If it is the starter mounted unit the starter will have to be removed. Most auto parts stores will allow you to use the Chiltons manuel in the their store to lookup removal instructions.Auto Zone, Advanced Auot parts PEP BOYS O'Reillys. All do this as a free service.
Hope this helps
Please leave feedback

Nov 28, 2009 | 1998 Ford Explorer

1 Answer

When attempting to start the bike, it will only click and the starter doesn't spin and engage. The battery has a full charge.Is the clicking, that I hear, the solenoid engaging the starter though starter...


You will have to check the starter motor , but have you tried to by pass the soleniod switch?, try to do so by connecting the two points at the solenoid, if the starter truns thn its the solenoid switch which is faulty ..if it doesnt still turn, thn you will have to remove the starter and overhaul it.
Hope this helps!

Aug 02, 2009 | Harley Davidson XLH 1000 Sportster...

2 Answers

MOTOR OPERTAES WITHOUT KEY


your starter,solenoid or ignition is no good. but my first choice,i think your solenoid is shorted because when you hook up the battery,it cranks but does not start.that means your ignition switch is still working.

Jul 22, 2009 | 1990 Ford F150

2 Answers

97 chevy lumina wont turn over


The starter solenoid will click when the battery is to low to start the car. Have the battery charged and load tested to make sure it's good. Check the charging system to make sure the alternator is good. Check the wire connections at the starter. If either is loose, the starter won't work.
With a full, known good battery, turn on the headlamps and try starting the engine. If the headlamps stay bright, the contacts in the solenoid are bad. If the headlamps dim greatly or go out, the starter is shorted out and must be replaced.
Also try turning the crankshaft manually with a breaker bar and socket if you suspect that the engine may have seized up.
Charlie

Jun 14, 2009 | 1997 Chevrolet Lumina

2 Answers

1993 Ford Thunderbird- New battery & alternator & car won't start


if the car is an auto please check the switch on your auto box also starter soleniod part of starter motor try and check power to soleniod when turning key and check your soleniod connections

Jan 13, 2009 | 1997 Ford Thunderbird LX

Not finding what you are looking for?
1981 Yamaha XJ 650 Logo

408 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Yamaha Experts

dhnguyen

Level 2 Expert

281 Answers

Steve Sweetleaf
Steve Sweetleaf

Level 3 Expert

1144 Answers

Tony

Level 3 Expert

2600 Answers

Are you a Yamaha Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...