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post #1 of 26 Old 10-10-2018, 05:27 AM Thread Starter
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hi lads been touring around spain the last couple of days an had a problem with the bike not starting i would turn it on the fi light would flash press the starter it would click under the fairing at the back right side to get the bike started i had to turn it off engage gear give it a nudge in first turn the key back on pull the clutch an it would go ive done the dealer trick an it shows no codes rode it back from the south coast last night got it home stopped an started it 15 times o problems
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its starter solenoid that was clicking
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it was the engine light that was flashing not the fi
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i've been looking at it today an i think its something by the starter because when it does its thing not starting i tapped the casing by the starter clutch with a small plastic mallet the very slightest tap an it started on 3 or 4 occasions
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I'd check the wiring on the starter side. With an older solenoid actuated and relayed starter, tapping can unbind the plunger. That's not the case with our starters though, the relay is under the seat, which is probably the clicking you're hearing, so tapping on the starter clutch cover shouldn't have any effect on that. I'd guess tapping is just enough for a frayed wire on the starter to make better contact.

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I'll pull the tank this weekend get a better look that way
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Check the battery terminals and solenoid connections. Nip them all up a bit tighter with a spanner. It's not uncommon on all bikes to have this type of problem at some time.
It can also be a sign of a weak battery, especially if one has just been charging for a long time and getting hot, like on a trip abroad. The bike is still a bit new for a battery problem so I would go down the connection check route first.

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tried all connections today all are tight an the battery is fine
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Any luck?

Mine is behaving similarly now. For the last week or so, it won't start in the morning, starter motor will not engage, relay clicks though.

First time, I figured maybe I had a battery drain, it had been sitting for a few days, and it's getting rather cold. Tried to pop start it, flat ground and gravel, no luck. After that it started fine with the push button. Rest of the day it started up just fine.

Next time it happened, I held the start button down, and after a few false stutters without the starter motor engaging, it fired up. Rest of the day it started without issue. This same behavior happened on three or four more days.

Today it's just flat out refusing. Tried to pop start, tires are too cold, just locks and drags. I'm locked outside my friends house who headed off to work before I tried to start the bike. No access to tools till she gets back, but plenty of time for brain storming, I guess.

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Okay, I got it started. Problem is, I think, the transistorized relay system. May be too cold, may be aging out.

See attached pic.

I took the shitty pliers from the seat kit and bridged the two terminals next to the 30A fuze.
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