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first of all, I would hook up one of those car jump start packs to it, or jumper cables directly to a fully charged car battery. Then you know for sure you have enough amperage available. Take the cable clamps, connect the black one to an engine ground, and just touch the red one to the starter. If the starter is good, it will turn over. If it does, then go back to the relay, and touch the clamp to the starter side of the relay. If it turns over, that shows the cable from the relay to the starter is good. Now connect the red clamp to the battery side of the relay, and push the start button. If the starter works, you did not have any current to the relay. If it doesn't, then either the relay is bad, or no voltage is getting to it to trip it. It is possible for a relay to click, and still not transfer enough amperage to a starter to make it work. Also check the ground cables from the battery to the frame, and the frame to the engine. If you are not getting any voltage to the relay to trigger it, then it gets more complicated. The voltage starts out at the battery, then goes through the ignition switch, kill switch, clutch nanny switch, sidestand nanny switch, and probably a few other things before arriving at the relay.
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