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Where is the starter motor and solenoid located on r1100gs ? Battery is fully charged but all I get is a click when I press the starter button

It's ok I found it, but starter won't turn, it just clicks. Maybe a faulty inhibitor switch somewhere??

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Titen batt cables again or chec their condition. Batt should b 12.6v. Follow positiv cabl to motor n inspect connection. Hit startr w hammer fewtimes..can make old one work

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Hi, Stanley and the usual suspects are:
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few things
new batteries only hold a little charge in them
so make sure it is fully charged
if your bike is making a clicking noise when you press the starter but is still not turning it is your starter solenoid
if it is making a clicking noise then your starter motor has seized and your solenoid is ok
if not making a clicking noise
it is possible your starter solenoid is broken and will need replacing
easy test is the starter solenoid has two electric poles on it
one going to the battery the other going to your starter motor
get a large spanner (wrench)
and with the ignition turned on
touch both poles with the spanner
("caution") this will spark a little so make sure there is no fuel close by
if the engine turns over
then your solenoid needs replacing

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That is the starter motor not turning but the solenoid cutting in.
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Check your battery first.,If that's fully charged then the solenoid on the starter motor is faulty.Replace the starter motor if the battery is ok.

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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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