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Is it only me or does anyone else think that when you stop somewhere on your bike to get gas or coffee and then get back on it and it dosen't start is the worst most embarrasing thing?



Well, it just happened twice to me. Once I had to push start in and the secnd time i had to wait for it to cool and it started right up.



The problem is that it wont crank. Once no noise at all and then it sounds like a dead battery where the 2 solinoids are clicking away. Problem is that the battery is definety good. It does the same thing when I have jumper cables on the battery. Now if I let it sit to cool it cranks like crazy. It has gotten to the point the if I start it in the garage for 5 minutes it wont crank anymore til it cools again. I have checked everything that I can but am now going to saw the bike in half....OK OK.....Does anyone have any ideas to help me out?
 

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Starter would be my WAG too.
 

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The starter will crank when I jump both solinoids with 2 scwerdrivers, so I pretty much discarded the idea of the starter being bad.
 

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longislandguy wrote:
The starter will crank when I jump both solinoids with 2 scwerdrivers, so I pretty much discarded the idea of the starter being bad.
That pretty much says "solenoid".
 

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Remove long engine bolt and clean ground. Go to NAPA ask for lawn mower solenoids. They have 2 different ones. I picked one of them, it worked fine, about $10. Ford solenoid will work fine but it is too big.
 

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I have changed the "A" solenoid and no difference. I don't think the engine ground matters because the starter has its own ground going to the "B" solenoid. It seems like voltage drop problems to me also but I have loosened cleaned and tightened everything I could find.Some of the nightmare diagnosing this system is that it goes through a crap load of relays because of the reverse setup. I'm still trying keep the suggestions rolling in. Thanks to all.
 

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OK, I have more info. If you have ever looked at your starter system wireing it is truely a nightmare. It is combined with all of the reverse relays and starter relay regulators and on and on. Has anyone had a problem with any of the electrical reverse components?
 

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I have had the same problem with my starter. I checked all of the connections as well, I just haven't bitten the bullet and pulled the starter for cleaning and rebuild. I have that on my list of things to do, but would love to find an easier solution..
 

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Here's what I found out. One of the grounds that lets the solenoids work goes through the reverse switch on the right side of the tranny. If I ground that wire it starts every time no problem, so I guessing that the connection goes bad when it has power going throgh it. Does anyone know where I can buy one?
 
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