Question about 1985 Yamaha XJ 700 S Maxim
If your starter solenoid clicks when you push the starter button, the starter button is good. Try jumping the power from one solenoid post to the other. You can use a jumper cable clamp, a screw driver, or touch the two cables together, this sends power directly to the starter. If the starter works now , then you have a bad solenoid (burnt internal contact points). If you hold the starter button and tap on the starter with a plastic hammer or back of a screw driver and the starter works, then you need new starter brushes. There are no other parts (other than brushes) available for the starter from Yamaha. If the bearings are bad or the armature is shorted you will have to replace the starter as an assembly.
Posted on Mar 11, 2011
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