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Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Bakersfield, CA
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05RR Will Not Start
I turn the key, click the cutoff switch to run, all the gauges come on, I hear that distinct noise of the fuel pump being initiated, the MIL light goes off after a bit, and when I press the starter the bike clicks rapidly. The clicking is coming from the starter relay area.
I had the battery load tested at Cycle Gear today. The guy told me it was fine. He said the meter didn't go down or anything.
I then checked the 30-amp main fuse on the starter relay, the PGM-FI fuse located in the same area, and then all the other fuses in the fuse box under the left fairing per my CLYMER Honda manual. All fuses are intact. None are broken.
I did not ride from October to January and didn't tender the battery. However, I would start it every two weeks and warm up the engine. In January, after I charged the battery back up, it would only hold a charge for a week and a half. I also noticed also that sometimes when I started it that the clock would reset, but the engine would start no problem. I was riding an average 15 miles a week while this was happening.
This week I rode four days in a row and yesterday I stalled at a stop sign and could not start the bike back up. Just fast clicking coming from the starter relay. I took the battery back to my house and hooked it up to a Deltran battery tender. Steady red light. Charged it to a steady green, reinstalled it, bike started rode it back to my house.
After the advice of Moe and DISCO, I took it to Cycle Gear for load testing, brought it back, installed it and now just fast clicking!
Is it time to take this baby apart and test my starter?
Any help is appreciated. It is great weather here right now and I can't ride, man.