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  • Offline Dopeydiy

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    Starting Issue
    on: Dec 10, 2018, 03.50 am
    Dec 10, 2018, 03.50 am
    Hi looking for some information relating to a non starting bike. Rode bike to fuel station filled up, then wouldn't start. Got myself some jump leads still nothing but a clicking from under the seat, (starter solenoid)? My question is....is this part common to fail or is it just I'm unlucky, I purchased the bike 2 months ago and when collecting it this problem arose then. 2. Can the solenoid be bodged/ repaired once knackered. IE so I get it home then sooner or later goes tits up again?

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    Re: Starting Issue
    Reply #1 on: Dec 10, 2018, 06.25 am
    Dec 10, 2018, 06.25 am
    Not heard of any similar issues. Dodgy battery or loose terminal maybe?


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    Re: Starting Issue
    Reply #2 on: Dec 10, 2018, 08.53 pm
    Dec 10, 2018, 08.53 pm
    How old is it, battery on its way I'd say.

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    Re: Starting Issue
    Reply #3 on: Dec 11, 2018, 07.00 am
    Dec 11, 2018, 07.00 am
    *Originally Posted by Dopeydiy [+]
    Hi looking for some information relating to a non starting bike. Rode bike to fuel station filled up, then wouldn't start. Got myself some jump leads still nothing but a clicking from under the seat, (starter solenoid)? My question is....is this part common to fail or is it just I'm unlucky, I purchased the bike 2 months ago and when collecting it this problem arose then. 2. Can the solenoid be bodged/ repaired once knackered. IE so I get it home then sooner or later goes tits up again?
    dead battery 99.95%

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    Re: Starting Issue
    Reply #4 on: Dec 11, 2018, 06.01 pm
    Dec 11, 2018, 06.01 pm
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    Tony

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    Re: Starting Issue
    Reply #5 on: Dec 12, 2018, 03.02 am
    Dec 12, 2018, 03.02 am
    Ride your motorcycles every weekend.  I don't bother with a battery tender/trickle charger.  My 1994 Honda CB 1000 turns 25 yrs old next month.  Cranks every time, 40k miles on the clock and no problems!  I get at least 4 or five years from a battery
    Follow your front wheel

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    Re: Starting Issue
    Reply #6 on: Dec 12, 2018, 07.41 pm
    Dec 12, 2018, 07.41 pm
    *Originally Posted by GA VFR [+]
    Ride your motorcycles every weekend.  I don't bother with a battery tender/trickle charger.  My 1994 Honda CB 1000 turns 25 yrs old next month.  Cranks every time, 40k miles on the clock and no problems!  I get at least 4 or five years from a battery
    Agreed.  Ride more worry less.