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Bike will not start, how do i know if it is the starter or not. i have check the fuse by the battery. it clicks when i hit the starter button.

It was slow in starting before it quit starting. how do I know if it is the starter or not?

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What is clicking the starter or the relay? First you must make sure that you have a good strong battery. Then make sure all the heavy cables are clean and have good connections at the battery, ground, relay, and starter. Now give it a try. Still clicking, then try to boost it from your car (if you do this you must make sure that both systems are 12 volts). When you boost just try it for a second or two as with all that battery power you could do severe damage (only if something is not right in the system) if you try to long. I hope this gets you started with your diagnosis. You can email me it you need more help.

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If the battery is charged, its charged..... redpoint5 is right, check the battery when hot... If the battery was not charging i would then look into the charging system, rectifier, etc.... Is it an air cooled engine? Sometimes engines can get a little warped when hot... My grandfather had Corvair vans as taxis that somehow always got overheated, after that they would never start hot. So, he had to leave them running all day.... If your battery is OK you may want to have a look at your starter.... Or, bypass the selenoid with a jumper cable and see if the starter kicks over fine when jumped directly...... That would indicate a bad or worn selenoid.

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Hi, Your problem lies with the starter solenoid, although you maybe using a fully charged battery to jump it, it appears to be sticking or possibly faulty due to trying to start with poor battery.
The starter solenoid is usually located on or near the Battery compartment, it is cylindrical and has two heavy wires attached to it 1 goes to the starter motor the other to the battery. If you are carefull you can by pass the solenoid by touching the heavy wire going to the starter motor with the jumper lead. Make sure the jump battery is connected and both the NEGATIVE leads are well secure. Put the NEGATIVE lead from jump cable direct to a engine mount bolt or engine itself Not the battery.
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Sounds like the starter relay is going out.(It is located right beside the battery)

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doulbe check the grounds, & you might need to add and extra ground wire to the bike, closer to the starter. This should help. There is a valve that release the compression when you kick it off.You might see if you can pull this release the compression valve while pushing the start button????

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I think the starter works off of a one-way clutch.
Go over your wiring once again. Make sure all the switches are in their correct positions.
Be sure the battery was properly charged before installation.

Posted on Jun 16, 2009

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