WR450 stalls, but elect. starter goes dead
Posted May 21, 2007 - 05:03 AM
The battery always seems to have a good charge and worked fine all weekend. The connectors seem tight.The wierd thing is ,that it would not even kickstart easily like it normally does. Anybody got any suggestions for me to check, or do I just need a new battery?
BTW, I always kick it on the dead-engine starts,as the elect starter doesn't turn over fast enough.
Posted May 21, 2007 - 09:05 PM
Of course this crap never happens when trial riding, only during races.
Posted May 23, 2007 - 04:19 AM
Posted May 23, 2007 - 04:59 AM
The battery shows 12.8 volts until the on/off button is turned on.Then the voltage will drop to 1.5 v.I will try a new battery.Will also dis-connect the sensors to be sure they are not going to ground.Shouldn't the bike still kickstart w/ a dead battery?
Wow. If its dropping to 1.5 volts when the switch is on, and the starter is not running, then you've got something shorted in the electrical system. Using the electrical schematic in the shop manual as a guide, you can disconnect parts of the wiring harness until you isolate the cause of the short.
Posted May 23, 2007 - 05:05 AM