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2008 honda cbr 600rr won't start a clicking sound from the starter solenoid relay

Motorbike does not start, a click sound comes from the starter. Solenoid relay with a very dim headlight and fading dushboard indicators

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Sounds like a bad solenoid...BUT - Make SURE the battery is fully charged!! - using a short screwdriver CAREFULLY jump the two big main threaded studs on the solenoid ..(wire from battery stud and the stud with wire going to the starter)(sparks WILL FLY so don't do this near open gas containers or fumes!!) .. when you jump the solenoid - if it tries to start, its the solenoid... IF not.. you need to check all the connections, have the battery checked by a battery shop to see if the amperage is up to snuff..(you can have 12+ volts but no amperage to push the voltage).. this would indicate a bad battery.
Do this, repost the results.

Posted on Jun 05, 2017


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Check the connections on the starter solenoid and on the starter. Then I would check the starter button.

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Sudeep Chatterjee

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Just uncap the wire going to the plugs. Kick the starter and hold the naked end of the wire close to the body. If you don't get a sharp sparking from the ends of the wire to the body then you'll know there is insufficient current being supplied to it by start solenoid...............sodeep

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your battery is flat.

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its best to change the engine oil after the first 500 miles then again at 1000, by then it wont realy matter to much so long as its done twice yearly as they have very soft cam shafts

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