Electric start help


6 replies to this topic
  • pobenda

Posted August 09, 2009 - 09:23 PM

#1

I have a wr450 2006 and my electric start sounds weak. I thought it was the battery so I bought a new battery and it still sounds weak. When i press the button it sounds like the battery is weak but it still starts the engine. I can do this all day and it won't drain the battery but just sounds weak. Is this a sign of the starter going bad?

  • Butta

Posted August 10, 2009 - 07:15 PM

#2

I have a wr450 2006 and my electric start sounds weak. I thought it was the battery so I bought a new battery and it still sounds weak. When i press the button it sounds like the battery is weak but it still starts the engine. I can do this all day and it won't drain the battery but just sounds weak. Is this a sign of the starter going bad?


Try cleaning the connections at the battery and the starter.....maybe there's some corrosion. Otherwise, check the operation of the decomp system, maybe it's a little higher compression during start?

  • pobenda

Posted August 10, 2009 - 07:36 PM

#3

Try cleaning the connections at the battery and the starter.....maybe there's some corrosion. Otherwise, check the operation of the decomp system, maybe it's a little higher compression during start?


How do you check that? I'm not familiar with it.

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  • ww44wrf450f

Posted August 11, 2009 - 09:48 AM

#4

It might be time to also check your valves.

  • CanadianWR450

Posted August 12, 2009 - 04:44 PM

#5

mine did the exact same thing, until it finally died...acted just like a dead battery, but it was the starter itself...it needed a rebuild badly...took it apart and the brushes etc were toast...I bought a new one instead of rebuilding it

  • pobenda

Posted August 12, 2009 - 05:56 PM

#6

Is it easy to rebuild?

  • CanadianWR450

Posted August 13, 2009 - 02:00 AM

#7

I don't think it would be too bad. I have a funny feeling though once you price out the parts, you may not be saving a lot....

check your manual, and compare rebuild part prices to buying the full starter.

I'm going to keep my old one as a spare. If the new one ever dies, I can rebuild the old one, and still be able to ride while I do it. You can't ride the bike with the starter out of it




 
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