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Join Date: Jul 2014
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'03 replaced rectifier, still not starting when hot
After days of searching forum threads about '03s having problems starting when hot I decided that I'd replace the rectifier and the mounting bracket with a newer '04 version to try to keep it from getting too hot.
I went for a ride to test it out and after the engine was hot enough for the fan to turn on (around 221 degrees F) I shut the engine off. Waited about a minute then tried to start it back up and it acted as though the battery was dead. Slow crank about 3 times, then nothing. So I bump started it (with ease as usual) and rode back home. Let it sit about 30 minutes to cool off and it fired up right away.
So what else can I try? Do I need a new starter? I want to sell my bike, but I'm not going to sell it to someone like that. If I tell someone about that issue I imagine they'll either walk away or offer a lot less than I'd like to sell it for.
Anyone have any other ideas for me to try?
Thanks a bunch in advance!