125LE how do i replace the electric starter?
Posted 31 January 2012 - 01:19 PM
Posted 31 January 2012 - 03:01 PM
1. Make sure the battery is charged and in good condition.
2. Check starter button and wiring to starter for continuity. <---Super easy to do with a multi-meter.
Posted 31 January 2012 - 03:22 PM
Edited by Dirt Bike Crazy, 31 January 2012 - 03:23 PM.
Posted 31 January 2012 - 03:48 PM
Posted 31 January 2012 - 06:41 PM
Posted 01 February 2012 - 06:45 AM
Question though....if its the idlers gear, will I damage anything by kickstarting the bike and riding it? Thanks for all the help.
Posted 01 February 2012 - 08:37 AM
Edited by Dirt Bike Crazy, 01 February 2012 - 09:25 AM.
Posted 01 February 2012 - 09:24 AM
Posted 01 February 2012 - 10:32 AM
Posted 01 February 2012 - 11:17 AM
Posted 02 February 2012 - 06:32 PM
Edited by DDACT, 02 February 2012 - 06:32 PM.
Posted 03 February 2012 - 09:44 AM
Also, while you're looking at the battery, make absolutely sure the bike is in neutral, then stick a large screw driver or a big piece of wire across the two terminals of the starter solenoid.
This is actually a TT-R225 and the wiring is a complete mess, but the set up is similar enough:
See the big red cable and the nut with the wrench on it? See the rubber boot next to the wrench? Under that is another nut. The first one has a wire that goes to the battery, the second has one that goes to the starter.
This is the solenoid, it's the switch that actually engages your starter. The switch on the handle bar engages this solenoid. This is so they don't need to run big fat wires all the way to the switch on the handle bars.
Put your screw driver between those two nuts and see if it cranks over. It will spark if the battery is good and the starter is in ok shape. If it does, that means everything between that second nut and the starter is OK enough to turn the bike over.
If it does turn over, I'd try cleaning the switch on the handle bars and any contacts you can find on the solenoid (slightly different from the photo).
If it does not turn over, clean the contacts on the starter, the solenoid and the battery and try again. If it still won't turn over, it's probably a bad starter, but it should be tested off the bike before it's replaced.
Edited by Smacaroni, 03 February 2012 - 09:53 AM.
Posted 09 February 2012 - 01:18 PM
Posted 05 April 2012 - 08:42 PM