Technical Discussion Topics related to Technical Issues

bike wont start

Old 03-24-2013, 05:42 PM
  #1  
Member
Squid
Thread Starter
 
supertrooper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: moreno valley, ca
Posts: 75
supertrooper is on a distinguished road
bike wont start

the battery in my vtr was replaced 2 months ago and acted like it wasnt holding a charge. i thought it might be the R/R so i replaced it with a new finned stock replacment. when i took the original R/R off there was a burnt connector for on of the yellow wires. i cut the plug off and used spade connectors to pug the wires in. when i tryed to start the bike all i got was clicking coming from the left side of the subframe. i had the battery checked and it is good. any suggestions on what to check next?
supertrooper is offline  
Old 03-24-2013, 05:46 PM
  #2  
Senior Member
MotoGP
 
7moore7's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Posts: 3,867
7moore7 is on a distinguished road
Check fuses including the main fuse (which is in a separate location). Both are in your tail section.
7moore7 is offline  
Old 03-24-2013, 08:19 PM
  #3  
Member
Squid
Thread Starter
 
supertrooper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: moreno valley, ca
Posts: 75
supertrooper is on a distinguished road
i checked the 30amp on the starter relay and 20amp and all the 10amp fuses in the main block and they are all good.
supertrooper is offline  
Old 03-24-2013, 08:37 PM
  #4  
Senior Member
Superstock
 
spladle160's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Warrenton Virginia
Posts: 380
spladle160 is on a distinguished road
Did you look at the fuses or check them with an ohm meter?
spladle160 is offline  
Old 03-25-2013, 08:26 AM
  #5  
Senior Member
MotoGP
 
7moore7's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Posts: 3,867
7moore7 is on a distinguished road
Do you have a volt meter? What's your battery sitting at?
7moore7 is offline  
Old 03-25-2013, 09:56 AM
  #6  
Senior Member
MotoGP
 
smokinjoe73's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: NYC
Posts: 4,935
smokinjoe73 is on a distinguished road
Yeah, you should check its sitting volts, did you charge it at any point? Did it get run down on the bad RR? You can fry a 2 month old battery that way.
smokinjoe73 is offline  
Old 03-25-2013, 11:15 AM
  #7  
Member
Squid
Thread Starter
 
supertrooper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: moreno valley, ca
Posts: 75
supertrooper is on a distinguished road
the voltmeter shows 13volts. i left it on the tender/charger overnight and tryed to start it and the starter relay just clicks. i dont know how long the R/R has been bad. i can jump start it and it will run fine and if i park for a few hours itll fire right up. but if its parked over night it acts like a dead battery.
supertrooper is offline  
Old 03-25-2013, 12:01 PM
  #8  
Senior Member
SuperBike
 
Wicky's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Essex, UK
Posts: 1,638
Wicky is on a distinguished road
Normally a fault that occurs in bikes ridden in UK, as salty road crud corrodes the starter motor connector bolt under the rubber hood, which take the brunt due to its position low down & up front. Check your connectors are clean, uncorroded and tight all the way down from the battery to the starter via the starter solenoid.

Test the starter motor by taking it off and linking it up to a 12 V source to see if it freely turns over . If necessary it's easy to fix/replace a corroded bolt or replace the whole starter with a second-hand motor from any +600cc Honda from the late 90s.
Wicky is offline  
Old 03-25-2013, 12:22 PM
  #9  
Senior Member
MotoGP
 
smokinjoe73's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: NYC
Posts: 4,935
smokinjoe73 is on a distinguished road
The bad rr is independant of starting in that it does its work when the bike is running. If it shows a standing 13v then yes it should happily turn over. I agree with wicky about checking the starter connections.

Sounds like the starter isnt getting power. What exactly did you jump it with, you can damage stuff if you give the system too much juice.
smokinjoe73 is offline  
Old 03-25-2013, 01:31 PM
  #10  
Senior Member
SuperBike
 
RCVTR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: South Lake Tahoe, CA, USA
Posts: 1,689
RCVTR is an unknown quantity at this point
Pull the connector off at the starter relay, on the left side. It's a red connector. It can corrode, causing that problem.
RCVTR is offline  
Old 03-25-2013, 01:32 PM
  #11  
Junior Member
Squid
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: the locals hate me
Posts: 1
Scareraven is on a distinguished road
I have had the same problem. I went so far as to get a litium ion battery (don't regret that one)
but it seems like the starter is not getting enough juice. I did 'jump' the bike with a booster box to get it running. When I did that, it turned over like a champ, warmed up, then rode fine. After a couple of hours it started again, but it.....barely.... turned.... over...... then it seemed to turn fine. Now I can not even get the bugger to turn over more than once. I don't want to crank on the starter if it is not working. Thanks for any help. I will check the connections tomorrow.
Scareraven is offline  
Old 03-25-2013, 01:35 PM
  #12  
Banned
MotoGP
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Lake View Terrace, CA
Posts: 5,942
8541Hawk will become famous soon enough
Also check the grounds for crud.
8541Hawk is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
Mr.Lojo
Technical Discussion
8
02-07-2015 02:48 PM
YLTO-Superhawk
Technical Discussion
18
03-15-2012 08:50 PM
six6nine9wpk
Technical Discussion
14
08-11-2010 07:33 AM
ali_squidz
Technical Discussion
48
04-07-2007 05:57 PM
Tonyzz
Technical Discussion
5
03-29-2006 01:20 PM


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: bike wont start


Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 07:30 PM.


© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands