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Old 03-09-2011, 11:30 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Wont crank. Hopefully just the starter relay?

Went out to start my quad, and ive got no crank when i press the button. Turning on the key brings up the display, flipping on the engine run switch makes its normal small click sound, but presssing the engine start button does nothing. I HAVE put direct power to the starter and it will crank, so it cant be the starter right? Any ideas?
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Old 03-09-2011, 03:22 PM   #2 (permalink)
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sounds like the relay. do you have a wiring diagram? plenty of people have had trouble with the relay, and i don't think they are very expensive. i'd probably try that first.
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the relays cost like 70 dollars, which isnt too expensive if that IS the problem, but it is a costly attempt if it ISNT the problem. Could it be anything else that anyone could think of, but im pretty sure thats what it sounds like...
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Now just because the relay doesnt click doesnt mean its the fault. You could try a voltage check at your relay signal voltage. If you have power coming from your start button it should be measurable. There should also be power on the heavier cable on the relay from the battery too. If the relay is getting voltage see if it there is voltage at at the starter when attempting to start. If so then the starters at fault. And do make sure your battery is good before checking. Work through it logicaly and if a step shows a problem check for the reason more closely. eg; fuses, connectors,components. all relative to ground. Hopes this helps in a nondestruction approach to solving things for you 1shot.
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ok, so here is an update, somebody please help me! There is a fairly loud clicking noise at the starter relay when i try to start the bike. i have taken a test light to EVERYTHING and here is what ive discovered. There is obviously power going from the battery to the starter relay. The fuse on the battery side of the relay will light up the test light. The fuse on the OTHER side however will not light up the test light. The black cable that goes from the starter to the relay does NOT light up the light UNLESS i am pressing the start button. When i press the start button, the black cable WILL light up the light. Putting direct power to the starter wont start it, but it will spark a little and make what sounds like an attempt to start only 1 time, but then nothing. Please help!
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if you have power going to the starter (the test light lites up when you hit the start button) i would check to see that the ground cable is firmly attached at the engine and the battery. if it is, you need a starter.
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i have heard of the ground cable corrosion keeping the ground from contacting right check it at the motor point as well



also have you made sure the battery is good my grizz did the same thing when my battery died it still worked most of the time just had low output
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new starter

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mine did the same thing one day started fine next day nothing turned out to be the regulator
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Is the neutral light on when in neutral and what happens when it is in gear and you pull in the left hand brake. Mine wouldn't start when in neutral but the green light wasn't coming on. I forget what I did to correct that. Sorry
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