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Bike won't start lights work and all it does is click once at the starter relay.

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Jump start your bike it's 12 volt so you can use a car and jumper cables. It's most likely your battery is bad.

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First check battery voltage and cells .starter solnoid may be bad or need a cleaning.

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SOURCE: Bike won't start/clicking coming from starter relay

Have you tried charging the battery or jumpstarting it with another battery?

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SOURCE: 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

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SOURCE: How do I know if my starter relay is bad on my 04 Gsxr 1000

Place a volt meter on to the starter side of the relay, It should show 12v or more when the button is pressed, The clicking can be low voltage, so make sure the battery is good and all cable connections are clean and tight. If you put the volt meter across the battery and it drops below 12-11.5 volts when you hit the start button it is probably the battery

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SOURCE: Won' start,starter relay clicks but

Look at the end of the starter from the right side of the bike. There is a pentagon shaped (5 sided) plate on the end of the starter solenoid. Just above this plate that is a singe wire that plugs into the starter. Unplug this wire and stick the probe of a volt meter or a test light in the wire end of the connector. When you press the starter button, you should hear the starter relay click and you should show batttery voltage at this connector. If you do NOT show and voltage at that wire, replace the relay. If you DO show voltage, your problem is in the starter.

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Posted on Aug 11, 2010

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It may be neither. I've heard some stories on here that points to either a securtiy system or and ECM problem on bike made after 2000. You can test your relay and starter.

Look at the end of your starter from the right side of your bike. It has a five sided plate on the end of the solenoid. Just above this plate is a single wire connection. Unplug the connector and use a test light inserted into the wire end of the connector. Turn on the ignition switch and press the start button, the test light should light or a meter should show battery voltage. If it does, it's something to do with your starter.

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Bike won't start/clicking coming from starter relay


Have you tried charging the battery or jumpstarting it with another battery?

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