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post #11 of 17 Old 05-30-2007, 07:04 AM
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Try cleaning the terminals on the solenoid, normally if it clicks, it works.
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Yeah, that's what I thought to. Cleaning them and verifying that the connections were tight were one of the first things I did. Didn't affect my problem at all. The only thing I can think of is that it arced internally and created a carbon build up or a hole in the contacts that I can't see. The only physical indication of a problem is that the fuse cap plastic is slightly warped on the battery terminal side. Something got a little warm there evidently, but not drastically.

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No problem SD. I hope the new relay fixes the problem. Since you're gonna remove the relay (or already have), you can check the relay for operation by putting +12V to one of the two connectors right next to the fuse, and grounding the other. If you get a click, put an ohmmeter across the two main battery/starter screws to check for continuity. No continuity = bad relay.

Did you have have an occasion where you cranked it over for quite a while before it lit off? This situation might cause a heat buildup that might have melted the plastic and damaged the relay.
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Did you have have an occasion where you cranked it over for quite a while before it lit off? This situation might cause a heat buildup that might have melted the plastic and damaged the relay.
Nope, that just it. I could see that as a cause for the failure, but it started up normal in the morning and then at my lunch break. Both times (and for the last several rides that I can recall), the starter button has not been depressed for longer than 3 sec at most. Hit the button and she fires right up. For the life of me I can't figure out what would cause it to fail like that.

Oh well, should have the new one soon and I'll try out the ohm meter on it like you suggest. I tried that while it was on the bike, but couldn't get a good reading because it was still connected. I knew it wouldn't read right, but I had narrowed it down to this as the problem. Thanks for the response!

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post #15 of 17 Old 05-25-2018, 09:18 PM
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which wire is the starter motor wire on the relay
i have the same problem
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post #16 of 17 Old 05-25-2018, 09:30 PM
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please explain which wire is the starter motor wire on the relay and where do you place it to the battery i have the same problem my bike just stoped starting, the relay clicks but i dont hear the starter motor
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Hay guys, the magnets in my starter motor exploded, will gen 4 fit? Or any other starter fit my ninja 16plate? Or has it got to be oem $500 worth?
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