03 WR Starter problems
Posted June 09, 2009 - 02:57 PM
Thanks for the help.
Posted June 10, 2009 - 01:27 AM
Posted June 10, 2009 - 02:32 AM
Posted June 10, 2009 - 07:59 AM
It sounds like there is a short in the switch or somewhere in the wiring. Try disconnecting the switch connector behind the headlight and then connect the battery to see if the problem is in the switch or the wiring. Also, WR starters are pretty weak. It's possible you burned the commutator, the starter is just at a dead spot or the engine is just past the decomp pin on the cam and the starter can't spin it.
The clutch safety switch will prevent the starter from working when the bike is in gear unless the clutch is pulled. Since your clutch lever doesn't have the switch, it will never start in gear unless you short the terminals together, but then it can start in gear without the lever pulled, possibly launching you somewhere undesirable.
Posted June 10, 2009 - 09:58 AM
Posted June 10, 2009 - 01:07 PM
Here's how it works. The neutral safety switch prevents the starter from working when the bike is in gear. The clutch switch can override the neutral switch, allowing you to start in gear only if you pull the clutch. If the neutral switch AND the clutch switch are missing, the starter wont work at all.
Do you have a meter and a wiring diagram?
Posted June 10, 2009 - 04:32 PM
Posted June 10, 2009 - 05:29 PM