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2003 yamaha v-star classic....wont start?!?!?! hear a buzzing noise from the starter relay and can feel the relay vibrating when i push the ignition button...any help would be great

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Hi, Dankemp1 a motorcycle starter relay is an electronic mechanical switch that has a small coil winding around a piece of metal that requires low amperage and thin wires to be activated. When you turn on your ignition switch power 12 volts is sent to the relay coil which in turn becomes a magnetic contact point that pulls a spring-loaded contact point to itself completing an electrical circuit that allows more amperage necessary to be accessed by the starter solenoid which in turn acts in the same way as the relay but on a larger scale with its stronger heavier contacts making available the necessary amperage to turn the starter motor. If your battery has low voltage it, in turn, makes the magnetic contact point weak in trying to pull its counterpart to make a connection. These relays are usually encased in a plastic housing that may or may not be sealed depending on the quality of the product. When activated they will produce a small amount of heat to their metal components which in turn can create the perfect environment for condensation to form depending on weather conditions and how careless you may be with a water hose or sprayer while washing your bike. After a period of time, several months to several years depending on circumstances this condensation is the start button for electrolysis and the slow build up of corrosion which ends by preventing the magnetic contacts in making a solid connection and alerts you to this situation with the customary greeting "CLICK". The relay is inexpensive and needs to be replaced however in a pinch they can be forcibly opened cleaned and resealed with silicone. In a nutshell, motorcycle starter relays take in low amperage and send out higher amperage when activated and for curious minds, the voltage remains constant at whatever your battery reads at the time, this is why a fully charged battery 12.5 volts or better is the best insurance on preventing starter motor problems and increases the longevity of all the starter circuit components. For more information about your issue and valuable "FREE" downloads that you will need please click on the links below. Good luck and have a nice day.
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you likely do need a new battery but i'm not so sure that is all. recheck your wiring again and make certain nothing is hooked up backward or incorrectly. next time tap the starter with a hammer, not hard enough to break the case of course and see if it starts... if so you'll need a new starter as well.

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it sounds to me like you have a faulty terminal, check voltage reading to the relay from battery pos terminal, now push and hold button and recheck on same terminal, if it stays at around 12volts check terminal on other side of relay it this is lower significantly than first side replace again with new relay. of both terminals voltage drops you have faulty battery.

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It kind of sounds like a switch maybe bad. try pulling in the clutch, putting up the side stand, putting the bike in neutral, and then starting it. If it still wont start, you may have a bad switch, or relay, or connection, or something else.


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