Speedzilla Forums banner

1 - 11 of 11 Posts
G

·
Guest
Joined
·
0 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
Check this out...Bike will not crank over. Turn the key on, everything works normal. Hit the starter button and nothing! Except you can hear the fuel pump do its thing when you hit the start button. I can push start it and it cranks right up and runs. This rules out the immobilizer, right? All the fuses are good but I don't know if there's a starter relay or something simple I can check before I haul it off to the dealer. Any ideas?? Thanks guys.
 
G

·
Guest
Joined
·
0 Posts
Discussion Starter #2
Re: Starter doesn't work...bike runs!! Any ideas?? (galaxy)

Yes, there is a starter relay under the airbox. Trace the hot wire from the battery and it should go right to it. I've had to replace a relay on my bike before.
 
G

·
Guest
Joined
·
0 Posts
Discussion Starter #3
Same thing happened to my 996 last year. One of the connections to the starter solenoid vibrated loose.
 
G

·
Guest
Joined
·
0 Posts
Discussion Starter #4
Re: (erik996)

Chesk if the solenoid is clicking, follow the big black wire up from the starter to the solenoid. Its mounted kinda near your right knee. you should feel it click when you hit the starter. If not, either the solenoid is shot or the wiring between it and the battery. (i had a bad solenoid, was itermitant at first, then just died!)

Chris
 
G

·
Guest
Joined
·
0 Posts
Discussion Starter #5
Yes, it was kinda intermittent but it came on very vast. Would turn over only a couple of revolutions at first before it completely went out. You said the starter is located down by my right knee??
 
G

·
Guest
Joined
·
0 Posts
Discussion Starter #6
Re: (galaxy)

Hey bro, I had the same problem a couple of months ago. What has happened I had a week battery, but it didn’t acct like it. What has happened is your starter cam to a dead point, you will need more power from the battery then normal to turn it. The best way to fix this is to while the bike is in gear, move it forward (just to rotate the engine so the starter can disengage, retract), make sure the battery is fully charged, and then attempt to start it. Trust me it works, do this before attempting any thing else. I almost took apart my bike to get to the starter, and went out and bought a new battery, really foolish of me.
 
G

·
Guest
Joined
·
0 Posts
Discussion Starter #7
Battery!! Can you believe that? 2100 miles. Jumped it off and she fired right up. Let it run for a while and still will not even turn over on its own. How can this be? Oh well, at least it will be under warranty.
 
G

·
Guest
Joined
·
0 Posts
Discussion Starter #8
Oops!! I jumped the gun. Just took it to the dealer and it's something in the charging system. Had to leave her for a couple of days. That sucks cause I'm in town on business and that was my only transportation. Bummer dude. Said it would be done by the end of the week though. We'll see....
 
G

·
Guest
Joined
·
0 Posts
Discussion Starter #9
Re: (galaxy)

Sorry about that bro…just have a bear or two.
 
G

·
Guest
Joined
·
0 Posts
Discussion Starter #10
Re: (BlackHawk)

galaxy -

when you get the battery replaced, have them install a battery tender pig tail and keep the bike hooked up to a battery tender when not in use.

this will keep your new battery nice and fresh.

ciao,
johnc
 
G

·
Guest
Joined
·
0 Posts
Discussion Starter #11
Look back about three replies...not the battery. Something else in the charging system. Now, I don't know if they will put a new battery in it or not, but thanks for the tip. BTW, why are battery tenders such a big deal on bikes?? Seems like if you ride it enough it will stay charged...
 
1 - 11 of 11 Posts
Top