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  • Offline Walt lankor

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    Starting issue
    on: May 01, 2017, 11.41 am
    May 01, 2017, 11.41 am
    Hi
    I guess this maybe a general issue rather than a specific CT one?
    Anyway
    If I have to start my CT more than 3 or 4 times without running it in between it refuses to start.
    The starter solenoid clicks but the starter motor doesn't turn, there is no real period in which it cranks at a reduced rate.
    I assume the bike has some kind of device (voltage threshold) to not even try to turn the starter motor.
    When I charge the battery it starts fine again.
    I'm assuming either the battery is shot, the charging system is faulty or the there is a drain fault somewhere.
    A garage "said" that the battery is fine and the charging is good.
    Any comments before I send it in for a more thorough investigation?

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    Re: Starting issue
    Reply #1 on: May 01, 2017, 05.50 pm
    May 01, 2017, 05.50 pm
    Sounds like a new battery required. I had a similar scenario with mine but since fitting a new one no repetition. I got a motobatt from wemoto-forty odd quid I think, so not very exxy.

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    Re: Starting issue
    Reply #2 on: May 01, 2017, 07.12 pm
    May 01, 2017, 07.12 pm
    Top of my list I have to say, not convinced the garage checked it fully.
    Thanks for the response

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    Re: Starting issue
    Reply #3 on: May 01, 2017, 07.16 pm
    May 01, 2017, 07.16 pm
    I think a battery's roughly $100 USD, probably more cost-effective to start there than paying a shop rate of $100/hour just to see what else is wrong.

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    Re: Starting issue
    Reply #4 on: May 01, 2017, 08.06 pm
    May 01, 2017, 08.06 pm
    Hi Walt Lankor, i seem to remember someone on here ages ago saying that the CT's ecu dosent like it being started and stopped without riding it, especially a number of times.
    A reset of the system was needed which entailed running the bike on tick over for 15 mins i think it was.
    Please find out for sure from your nearest Honda dealer, i dont think it will be the battery, as a few have said dont start and stop it to often.
    Hope this is help.
     Ride safe all.
    keep it shiny side up !!!

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    Re: Starting issue
    Reply #5 on: May 01, 2017, 08.20 pm
    May 01, 2017, 08.20 pm
     A very interesting point, and one that could explain the symptoms, I will look into it further.
    Many thanks..

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    Re: Starting issue
    Reply #6 on: May 01, 2017, 10.07 pm
    May 01, 2017, 10.07 pm
    I think it was about 18 months too 2 years ago.
    Sorry i cant be of more help, i just remember making a note to self, "dont start then stop the engine".
    Good luck with it.  :028: :028:
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    Re: Starting issue
    Reply #7 on: May 02, 2017, 10.46 pm
    May 02, 2017, 10.46 pm
    Hi Walt,

    Mine done this from new!!! it was just a case of fuly charging the battery (possible due to starting a few times in the shop and the extras, HISS, alarm etc) I bought a battery optimiser/charger, if your going to start it without a ride, just as easy to plug the charger in for a few hours before you ride and also a great extra for the winter/long storage. The one i got (oxford) was recomended by the mechanic and has an easy plug in option that just sits under the seat. Also tells you the status of the battery while on charge, volts, amps etc. great bit of kit £30
    Never had a problem since.
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