Starter clicking

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  • Jekel

Posted October 15, 2006 - 04:55 PM


Just wondering if anyone has experienced starter clicking when the button is pushed. All conections tight and a new battery installed. It's on my wifes TTR250. Any ideas??? I have posted on the TTR forum also but always get good advice on this one.

  • Indy_WR450

Posted October 15, 2006 - 05:36 PM


Need more info on your bikes condition and age but here goes assuming it is an audible click when hitting the e start.


Battery is old or weak.
Starter brushes are worn or dirty on the starter motor and cant output the usual starting torque.
Engine has not been run in a while and the piston and drive train are slightly locked up. Kick it several times to make sure it is feed up.

  • Jekel

Posted October 15, 2006 - 07:02 PM


HAs no kick start mechanism. It is a 99 in great shape and has not been run in a while (months). Put in a new battery fully charged when I tried starting it. Was able to turn it over a little by trying to bump start it. Didn't get it started this way though???

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  • Indy_WR450

Posted October 16, 2006 - 03:55 AM


You need to be able to bump start it. Get a tow rope and have an ATV tow the bike until you get it running. You have other issues other than the e-start. :devil:
Carb may be gummed up, sparky may be done. Old fuel etc. etc. Get it running first and then focus on the e-start. :thumbsdn:

  • redswr

Posted October 16, 2006 - 11:42 AM


its the solenoid... i don't know if its seperate from the starter or not so you might have to buy the whole thing. i had the same thing happen on my truck and i think its probably the same deal with your bike.

  • Jekel

Posted October 17, 2006 - 06:04 PM


I will have to check the connections again this weekend and get it started. It clicks like the solenoid, but couldn't jump the solenoid like a vehicle so???? At least the solenoid is a seperate part from the starter:-)

  • babyspankynhb

Posted October 20, 2006 - 07:55 AM


Well, I had the same problem with my truck. If the starter hasn't been used in a while the solenoid can freeze up. Hit it with a hammer a few times and it might free it up. Hell, it worked on my truck! I've seen tow truck drivers do it to cars when they won't start also. Works like a charm!

Wow... I really sound like a hick.


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