starter confusion? - Kawasaki Vulcan 750 Forum : Kawasaki VN750 Forums
Electrical
Where does this wire go?
Includes Electrical mods, Lights, Stator,
Rectifier, Diagrams, etc

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 03-11-2012, 11:40 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: southeast wisconsin
Posts: 53
iTrader: (0)
 
starter confusion?

So finally pulled the bike out of storage today. What a great feeling.When i went to start it, it would not click nothing. It was a full battery, wasnt the kickstand switch, all connections were good. Still nothing from the bike. I figured it was either the starter or the start button switch. I jumped the starter and she fired right up. I mean literally was like 2 seconds and she fired right up. Now, theres nothing wrong when i push the button she fires right up. Is this just caused from the starter not being used in a couple months or is there another issue here that i need to know about. Thanks Mick.
Mick51 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 03-12-2012, 12:13 AM
Members who have donated towards server costs
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Chandler, Arizona
Posts: 2,833
iTrader: (0)
 
It shouldn't have been caused by the starter not being used for a couple of months, but with electrical stuff, you just never know. Just be glad it doesn't have any electronics on it. I would just go ahead and ride it, but carry something to jump the starter relay just in case. If it happens again, and you happen to have a multimeter with you, check to see if you are getting 12V to the coil on the relay. If not, it is in the electrical system somewhere, it could be the starter button, or it could be you are not getting power to the starter button. It is not likely the starter, if it worked fine.

If you are an experienced rider, I would remove both the sidestand and clutch safety switches. Both are notorious for failing, usually due to corrosion, usually from washing the bike, and not getting all the water out of the switch. The sidestand switch is susceptible to failure from getting wet when riding in the rain. The front wheel throws water right at it.

I am a motorcyclist, NOT a biker.


1997 Vulcan 750, purchased about a week ago
2006 Sportster 1200 Low
2013 Royal Enfield Bullet 500, converted to carb
2001 Yamaha XT225, heavily modified
2004 Honda Rebel 250
1979 Vespa P200E
2002 Vulcan 750 parts bike
1994 Yamaha XT225 parts bike
VN750Rider/Jerry is offline  
post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 03-12-2012, 12:07 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 619
iTrader: (0)
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mick51 View Post
So finally pulled the bike out of storage today. What a great feeling.When i went to start it, it would not click nothing. It was a full battery, wasnt the kickstand switch, all connections were good. Still nothing from the bike. I figured it was either the starter or the start button switch. I jumped the starter and she fired right up. I mean literally was like 2 seconds and she fired right up. Now, theres nothing wrong when i push the button she fires right up. Is this just caused from the starter not being used in a couple months or is there another issue here that i need to know about. Thanks Mick.
Give the starter button a shot of electric cleaner or WD40 the brass terminals can get a little coroded and then they don't contact, just give it a squirt in there with the ignition off and press the button in and out a few times to clean it I had the same problem and WD40 worked a treat
Swagman is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Bookmarks

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Kawasaki Vulcan 750 Forum : Kawasaki VN750 Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

Once registered, your User Name"cannot be changed". We can make exceptions within 7 days, but after that, it is set in stone.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome