Starter clicking, not turning over.
I need some suggestions. Bike won't turn over after reassembly. Checklist:
- Battery voltage at 12.5v while bike is off. Didn't check with key on, but the battery is only 2 years old, so it should be good.
- Good grounds: battery to frame, harness to frame, engine to frame.
- Starter solenoid is wired right. Hooked to the positive terminal, with white/red wire connected, and 2pin plug in.
- Starter rebuilt a couple years ago, was fine when I took engine out of frame.
- All fuses are good.
When I turn the key very slowly, from off to on, there is one tick, then additional ticks rapidly together. Sounds like it's from the junction box.
When I pull the clutch in and try to start, the solenoid clicks. Once. Holding the start button in won't make it click more. Once per push. Click, click, frickin' click.
The neutral position wire isn't connected, on the back lower side of the engine. There is also a lime green wire coming from the harness, front left corner of battery box, with a female bullet connector. Was the neutral wire separate? I'll go check the parts diagram and see if I can figure that out.
I haven't bridged the terminals on the solenoid and tried to start it. Nor have I gone battery to starter directly.
Think the safety wire bypass is worth a shot?
Here's a video. It was raining, so the dull raindrops in the background should be noted.
You can hear the first click from the key, then the cluster of clicks, as I turn the key on and off twice, I think. Then you hear the click of the solenoid.
Last edited by crowley1027; 05-02-2016 at 12:11 AM.