So I let my buddy ride my bike while i was out of town as a thank you for helping me drive to go get it and all that. While I'm gone he had a seal pop out holding coolant and now also the bike wont turn over. I had been having issues starting the bike up once in a while thinking its just an old bike but now it has reached its pinnacle. After tracing and tightening and checking every wire i could see i came to the conclusion it is the relay. It clicks when i push the start button but it doesnt seem like anything is being transferred over. Battery is golden. I have bridged the terminal and the engine turns over struggling to put a smile on my face but it just isnt having it. I need a part number for this piece and does anyone else agree this is most likely my issue?
p.s. i fixed my leak temporarily. its the silver 90 degree elbow pipe on the right side. one shop wanted about 450 to do everything and i just dont see that happening, i got this bike for me to learn! I put the ring back in and sealed it with silicone sealant for now until its not riding weather or it leaks again. again any tips on this is nice too
Does the relay just click once when you press the starter button? (Probably OK).
Or does it make a series of clicks as long as the buttom is held down? (Definately needs replacement).
You say the battery is golden. Humor me-
How many volts does it have at the terminals?
The fact that the starter struggles to turn the engine even over when you bridge the relay terminals seems to indicate either a weak battery, or a faulty starter in need of a rebuild kit.
Try boosting the bike battery with your car.
Most here say to only boost the bike with the car engine not running.
(I`m not totally convinced of the need for this as both systems are nominally 12 volts, and the reg/rec safely charges up to 15 volts.)
In any case attach the positive clamp - first try onto the battery,
second try to the starter side relay terminal,
and third try- directly to the terminal on the bottom of the starter.
By this process of elimination you should be able to find the faulty part.