Starting circuit cut-off relay problem
Posted August 21, 2003 - 05:18 PM
Has anyone else had problems with the Starting circuit cut-off relay? Its the little black box at the back of the airbox.
My 450 has decided it wont start and after following all the info have found it to be faulty. A couple of whacks with a screwdriver and its back in business, but then it tries to start when I power on now ....
Have ordered a new one, but it will have to come from japan
Am I the only one?
Posted August 23, 2003 - 05:59 AM
Posted August 27, 2003 - 07:32 PM
Sounds like you would have had to do a bit of re-wiring to get everything to work though
In the end I got the genuine part $55 the same day I found a Hella relay the same for $7 oh well, at least I now have a spare.
Posted August 27, 2003 - 07:45 PM
Posted August 27, 2003 - 07:57 PM
ie. is there any charge going to the battery
If not, put a multimeter across the battery while its off, check voltage, start the bike up (kick start) and check voltage again, it should rise to around 13-14 volts.
If it stays the same then your charging circuit sounds funky
If it rises then charging circuit is OK, check battery connections, fuse connections etc, and if all is fine there start looking at the main start relay connections (presuming you have checked the main on/off swtich first).
The manual goes through all this step by step and is pretty good for diagnosing problems.
Posted August 27, 2003 - 08:34 PM
Posted August 28, 2003 - 12:46 PM
I have read of several people with this issue, personally, I ride every weekend (or try to at least) and to date have not had to put the battery on a charger yet !!!! the thing just cranks and cranks.
I presume they are the same battery down under as the spec is specifically for a WR450 ...
Posted August 28, 2003 - 01:37 PM
Posted August 28, 2003 - 01:43 PM
I wouldn't trade the button or the bike for quids
PS. am seriously looking at the Z-start clutch ... sounds like a lot of fun to me ....
Posted August 28, 2003 - 01:45 PM
Posted August 28, 2003 - 01:57 PM
it sounds then like your charging is OK, does the starter work at all after the run, ie., even a slight turn? if it does then I would certainly start looking at the battery, see if you can get a mates battery, or even put a set of jumper leads off your car onto the battery. If that all works, then I would say the Battery is probably toasted.