starter relay is buzzing?
Posted 25 March 2007 - 05:34 PM
(by the way, i double-checked, and it's part #1 on here: http://www.ronayers....620&parent=1610)
what's the deal?
Posted 25 March 2007 - 05:47 PM
Posted 25 March 2007 - 05:57 PM
Posted 25 March 2007 - 06:00 PM
really? i just replaced the battery a week ago! (i charged it fully before using it)
well, better charge it back up, and check your charging system. A simple voltage drop test will tell you quickly if your battery is low on charge, if you have a voltmeter handy.
Posted 25 March 2007 - 06:03 PM
A simple voltage drop test will tell you quickly if your battery is low on charge, if you have a voltmeter handy.
unfortunately, i don't. i guess i'll have to charge it up and see how it goes.
what's the best way to check the charging system (i have a buddy with a voltmeter)? charing should read higher than 12v, right? i'd hate to get stuck in the middle of nowhere....
Posted 25 March 2007 - 06:05 PM
Posted 25 March 2007 - 10:51 PM
take the switch apart and clean with contact cleaner.
the switch contacts have crap on them and cant pass the current required for the starter relay.
have seen this problem many times.
Posted 18 April 2011 - 04:00 PM
uwj - Check FAQ for a complete electrically system troubleshooting guide. And of course check out the "Free Power" charging system up grade. Worth it to go buy a decent volt meter.
As a general rule the buzzing or ranching from a starter relay means low battery but it could also be bad (corroded) terminals or anything that results in a voltage drop to the relay as it is activated. Generally the stater button (control circuit) to a relay will not do that but not to say it couldn't.
UncleBob - How you doin?
Posted 18 April 2011 - 05:14 PM
Who knows you two are answering questions to a 4 year old thread..
UncleBob - How you doin?
Posted 18 April 2011 - 05:25 PM
Posted 19 April 2011 - 04:55 AM
I use a trickle charger and as soon as I hit the starter button I get the buzz. Somethmes I can keep trying and it will turn over a few times or even start. Mostly I have to push start and it fires right up and even restarts for a few hours after the ride.
Having it FULLY charged (so the charger says) makes me think its other than the battery, which is only a year old...
Any help ? (Besides the FREE POWER MOD unless you think its a cure).
Posted 19 April 2011 - 05:20 AM
You need to check voltage at the starter when you are trying to start, and both sides of the relay as well.
If that is all well, then an inductive amp meter to check amp draw at the starter , then again both sides of the relay would help diagnose this.