Question about 1992 Yamaha XJ 600 Diversion S
Battery charged but bike just buzzing and rev counter goes up
Posted by Anonymous on
Hi, Anonymous a motorcycle starter relay is an electronic mechanical switch that has a small coil winding around a piece of metal that requires low amperage and thin wires to be activated. When you turn on your ignition switch power 12 volts is sent to the relay coil which in turn becomes a magnetic contact point that pulls a spring-loaded contact point to itself completing an electrical circuit that allows more amperage necessary to be accessed by the starter solenoid which in turn acts in the same way as the relay but on a larger scale with its stronger heavier contacts making available the necessary amperage to turn the starter motor. If your battery has low voltage it, in turn, makes the magnetic contact point weak in trying to pull its counterpart to make a connection. These relays are usually encased in a plastic housing that may or may not be sealed depending on the quality of the product. When activated they will produce a small amount of heat to their metal components which in turn can create the perfect environment for condensation to form depending on weather conditions and how careless you may be with a water hose or sprayer while washing your bike. After a period of time, several months to several years depending on circumstances this condensation is the start button for electrolysis and the slow build up of corrosion which ends by preventing the magnetic contacts in making a solid connection and alerts you to this situation with the customary greeting "CLICK". The relay is inexpensive and needs to be replaced however in a pinch they can be forcibly opened cleaned and resealed with silicone. In a nutshell, motorcycle starter relays take in low amperage and send out higher amperage when activated and for curious minds, the voltage remains constant at whatever your battery reads at the time, this is why a fully charged battery 12.5 volts or better is the best insurance on preventing starter motor problems and increases the longevity of all the starter circuit components. For more information about your issue and valuable "FREE" downloads that you will need please click on the links below. Good luck and have a nice day.
Bike won start just buzzes Loudly
Yamaha XJ600S 1992 Service Manual
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Yes, the starter clutches sometimes get stuck on those bikes.
Then the starter turns at very high speeds and get broken.
Remove the starter from the engine ( that's an easy job )
Hold the starter in a bankwrench and connect a 12V battery to it. If the starter turns, he is OK, if not, replace the starter and his clutch system.
Posted on Apr 02, 2009
Hi and welcome to FixYa,
Initially, start with the clutch lever pulled in and/or the side stand folded up.
Offhand, check the 2 wires going to the starter relay. 1 should have a +12 while the other must go ground when starting.
Postback results of above tests.
Incidentally, a 98 XJ600N could be pushed started.
Good luck and thank you for asking FixYa.
Posted on Dec 28, 2009
wowweee youve done it now buddy. by doing this you could have ruined your batter or potentially burnt all the wiring in your bike. so go through and check with a wire tester... call the dealer and ask them
Posted on Mar 11, 2010
SOURCE: trx 850 battery wsa going
Pull the spark plugs then go get a fresh set. The bike is probably flooding out. Clean the air filter then spray starting fluid into the filter. Be sure there is gas in the tank and the fuel valve is open.
Posted on Mar 23, 2011
need a clymer/haynes manual or similar--u may just hav a corroded connection or a bad relay--other makes have similar books
Posted on Dec 04, 2012
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