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I can't start sometimes my suzuki marauder 800 when I press the start button I only hear a click from under the seat (relay) if I short circuit the two red wires abeam the relay nothing happened if someone pushed me to start my bike in 2 gear it stars and i can start my bike now with the start button ( is the starter motor problem faulty? Jorge Estrella G MEXICO. D F

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  • jestrellagal May 13, 2010

    I TRIED TO STAR IT WITH JUMPING CABLES USING MY CAR AND JUST I HEAR WAS THE RELAY CLICK , THEN SOMEONE PUSH ME TO STAR IT AND SUDDENLY THE START BUTTON WORKS , I'LL CHECK ALL THE SYSTEM FOR DIRT.

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Check your battery connection make sure they are clean and tight also check the acid level in the battery and the ground cable if your battery is over 3 yrs old it my not be holding a charge well also.

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  • speal3 Jun 12, 2011

    My bike is having the same problem. I recently changed the battery and it's still not wanting to start every time. I get the relay click also. Someone told me that it could be the red switch. He said that they are known on these bikes to fail and to spray PB Blaster in it to dry it out. DO NOT USE WD40. It's 60% water. I haven't tried PB BLASTER yet, but it's now looking like my only option.

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