Hello, I've recently bought an 06 wr450 supermoto. the bike came with a problem and the owner said it was an electric problem that just happened recently. when i first got the bike, it used to spin the starter a very slow spin, I got it to start once with the e start but that was it, just one time. after a couple of weeks, it seemed like the starter stopped moving when I hit the magic button. my initial thought was the battery, however, I have had 2 spare batteries try it and no luck (all above 12.6V). the previous owner gave me the original starter that came with the bike so I swapped it in instead of the one he had put. same thing happened again, starter used to spin slowly first, then after a couple of days it completely locked up, I even opened the cover cover and tried moving the starter shaft as hard as I can but no luck :/. since then I have got a new battery just to be sure, checked the voltage that came to the starter and it was about 12.6 volts ( measured from the starter ). and my problem didnt go away. The bike kickstarts kinda hard ( I really cant compare it to anything because this is my first motorcycle ever so it could be that im just too soft to kickstart a 450). Any info on what should i check?
Edited by m3ntor, May 01, 2016 - 11:33 AM.