Me And My buddy bought 2 04 WR450 from international motorcycle brokers. Saved over a grand vrs. buying locally. But found out there was no factory warntry for canada bikes. and as would be my luck two weeks after I got my bike ,(which by the way I chose becouse it and the KTM were the only bikes in that class and size to offer Electric starters)and I really wanted a electric starter! any way the starter quit working. At first I thought it was a bad battery but after charging the origonal with no luck I bought a very expencive new battery...no luck,
I then took the battery out of my buddies bike making sure it worked in his right before...... :confused:still no luck. each time all I got was a Clicking sound. so I tried cleaning and retightening all of the wire conections that I could find from the battery to the starter.......still no luck.finally I hit or should I say tapped the starter with my screwdriver and instead of a clicking sound I got a weak starter engagement which grew to a rapid normal engagement and my bike started right up.
However it now will work only about 1 out of 5 tries and the top of my starter is getting scratched or dented when I tap it or if I keep pressing the starter switch sometimes it will eventually enguage and start the bike. I really would like your advise.