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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 06-19-2008, 12:26 PM Thread Starter
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Exclamation bike starts; although you have to push start. help?

I finally got my project running today. Although at stop; the bike will not start. We have to go into 3rd...roll.. hold the ignition... then jump the clutch to get it to start. All the 30m and main fuses are good. All the wiring I could see is good. Although the clutch diode looks clean... I ordered one from honda yesterday to see if that will be the problem. Also; we tested the starter... and its good.

Can anyone give any other suggestions on why my bike cannot start at a stop?

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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 06-19-2008, 01:54 PM
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does the starter relay click when you attempt?

better to ask what happens when you push the starter button? do the lights on the dash go out, do you hear clicking? does the starter rotate the engine? tell us man!
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I knewI forgot to mention a few things. :p

Well the relay does click when attempting to start , and the dash lights dont blink. The relay just clicks. Right when it goes on... i can hear the fuel pump.. the guages are all working... then relay clicks.
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when the relay clicks, the lights on the dash do not go out, correct?

if that's the case, you may either have a bad connection from the large battery cable to the relay, internally in the relay, or from the large positive cable on the relay going to the starter, or the starter connection (starter is self grounded).

or you could have a bad starter. check your connections for continuity at each stop. battery to relay in, relay in to relay out, relay out to starter. the relay in to relay out will have to be checked while pushing the starter button.

if all that checks out, you may need to tear into the starter as an electro-mechanical problem.
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Ah, well ill check on the connections. Although the starter; i forgot how my friend had checked, but he said the starter is fine. He said I would need to get a electric diagnostic check because he dosent have much experiance in that area.
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it's easy. if you've got a multimeter, it's a breeze.
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Lightbulb ok.

I actually have figured out more about the situation today, and have remembered enough to post a better description.

I put in a new clutch diode from honda today.... and its doing the same thing. (So appearantly my diode was good-anyone want to buy a diode? :icon_lol:)

1) Key in- All lights on; working.

2) click ignition; relay clicks; and headlights blink/flicker during the click.


The starter has been proven to work because we hooked up a battery charger to a certain point, and heard it spin up.

ALTHOUGH- when ignition is hit; no signs of spin, just wonderful relay click.

So Starter = working. My only guess is a bad ground?

But can anyone else shed some light on my situation?
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Check the connections between the battery, relay, and the starter. If the starter works, but doesn't spin when you hit the ignition, it's definitely a bad connection between the starter and relay, or starter and battery.
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ALTHOUGH- when ignition is hit; no signs of spin, just wonderful relay click.

So Starter = working. My only guess is a bad ground?

But can anyone else shed some light on my situation?
Dude, i told you to check the starter relay for proper operation. if it's not completing the circuit when you hit the button and it makes a strong clunk... that's your problem.
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