Wr450 starter problems. Please help!

3 replies to this topic
  • dan_zombie

Posted June 26, 2014 - 03:09 PM


I have a 2004 wr450.
Today I took it out for a spin and turned the bike off to take a break. When I went to turn it on again, I pressed the ignition on and the e-start started the bike without me hitting the start button. It does this every time now.

Has anyone else seen this?
I am suspecting the start switch is stuck open somehow but not entirely sure. Thanks in advance for the help.


  • still2smokin

Posted June 26, 2014 - 05:00 PM


Unplug the switch from the harness and then turn the bike on if it stops the problem its your switch,

if not its probably the relay .


This happened to my buddys wr also , ended up hitting the seat around the relay and it stopped .

Threw in a new relay and no problems since.

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  • dan_zombie

Posted June 27, 2014 - 10:57 AM


I will try that tomorrow morning, hopefully that will fix it. Thanks man!

  • bobpara

Posted June 27, 2014 - 11:23 AM


Exactly. I think that switch is stuck in the ON position

When I say ON, if you put an ohm meter across it, it will show a connection

in the OFF position, it should be an open circuit (if functioning properly)


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