Light/Horn is on but can't electric start(with flickering sounds when start button pressed) the bike
By "flicking" sounds, do you mean a series of rapid "clicks"?
Usually a series of rapid clicks when trying to start is an indication of low battery voltage, or a bad electrical connection, usually a ground.
Get an automotive jumper cable (use only ONE of the leads, let's say the BLACK one), hook one end to the battery NEGATIVE terminal, and the other end to a bolt head that mounts the starter motor to the engine case, and see if that helps.
If so, it is a ground issue.
An old time Harley trick is to attach a SECOND ground cable to the battery negative terminal, and the other end, remove one starter mounting bolt, slip the bolt through the cable "eye", and reinstall the bolt.
The problem in this case is that most bike engines are made out of aluminum.
While aluminum WILL conduct electrical current, it's NOT the best conductor in the world.
This is why copper jumper cables are much better than aluminum ones, and why they found out (the hard way) that aluminum wiring in a house is no good!
NOW, if when you try to start and you get a SINGLE click, this usually means either a bad starter relay, or bad starter solenoid.
kawasaki KLX 250...
on Feb 14, 2014