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Old 09-15-2007, 05:44 PM   #1
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Brought the bike home today. I think the starter is bad.

I brought home my YZF-600 today.

I picked it up pretty cheap because it wouldnt start. I've got the battery on a charger right now. I'm going to take the battery and the starter solenoid to the store and get them tested on monday. All the fuses are good. The solenoid clicks when I hit the start switch. I'm thinking that I've got a crapped out starter. If the battery and solenoid test out OK, then I will remove the starter and take it to get tested.

Anyone have any other suggestions?
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prolly just the battery...
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I'm hoping that's the problem.

When I bought it the guy told me it had started to make a fast clicking noise (like a dead battery) but when he put a new battery in, it still had the same problem.

Maybe he bought a defective battery?
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Old 09-15-2007, 07:22 PM   #6
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I've been called stupid before, but never THAT stupid.


We've got the battery on a charger. Turns out it was only at 12.6 volts. I'm hoping that it will crank once the battery has a good charge.
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A battery can have good voltage and be bad. It needs amps to crank a bike over.
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Old 09-15-2007, 08:35 PM   #8
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I realize this. However, it will do absolutely nothing with low volts. After it charges, I'll be able to test it properly.
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If the battery load tests good, it's probably the starter relay.
If you're still having problems with it, give me a call Tuesday at the shop and I'll walk you through a few things.
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If the battery load tests good, it's probably the starter relay.
If you're still having problems with it, give me a call Tuesday at the shop and I'll walk you through a few things.
You are my new bestest best friend.

I just checked the battery and it is at 14.6.

I'm antsy like a 6 year old on the night before going to Disney. I can't wait till morning to test it out.

I need my fix.
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just push start that beotch!
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Old 09-15-2007, 09:49 PM   #12
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just push start that beotch!
Haha, I tried. Trust me. There was no jeep involved, though.
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The battery charged to 14.6 volts. It didn't solve the problem. I still just get a click out of the solenoid.
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Sounds like Patrick may have to be involved.

Have you checked all the connections? Make sure they are clean and tight. If you can, even loosen them and check, then retighten.
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The connections to the battery leads and the solenoid are good. I checked the fuses and they are still good. I'm going to get the battery tested again. Hopefully they can also test the solenoid.
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hmm...just a worst case thought...he ran the motor dry and siezed it....Can you turn the motor over by hand?
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The motor is not seized.
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take the battery to autozone and have them load test it
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take the starter off of the bike and set it on the ground next to a battery, then get some jumber wires attach the negative to the body of starter and the put the positive on the top of the stud with nuts on it, but dont put it on the actual stud cause you will **** up the threads, so put it on the nut if it spins your good if not replace that sonbitch. its that simple, or if you dont wanna take it out then just jump across the solinoid and if it doesnt spin then you need to replace it. testing the starter isnt rocket science all of us dummies can do it
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I had the battery tested an hour ago. It's holding a charge.

Is 250 amps enough? I couldn't find any info on the proper amperage.
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