2003 230 battery wont turn motor over?
Posted 23 April 2012 - 08:29 AM
always ran like a champ, started with a simple bump of the button.
after the winter...(yes fuel drained, battery is always on a tender etc)
the battery would BARELY turn the motor over but not spin it enough to fire.
so I got a new battery - same result
I took everything apart - traced all the electrical connections from battery all the way through the entire mix to the starter motor - all in place, dielectric grease on everything, tight, snug etc...
acts like the battery is ALMOST dead (all the batteries show a full charge etc on the MM)
take my battery out of my CRF250x
same result - but on my X, the same battery spins the starter motor like no ones business.
its my ignition module bad, or going bad or ???
what would cause the motor to BARELY turn over with any motorcycle battery with only storage being the "variable".
I did jump it from my truck - standard heavy duty jumper cables - and it lit right up like always (but there are a few more amps there)
anyone have any idea as to what Im missing here?
signed - clearly electrically challenged and bald.
Posted 23 April 2012 - 02:18 PM
Posted 24 April 2012 - 07:13 AM
another thing that finally came back into this old brain.......(sucks getting old trust me)
valves may need adjusting
easy check - pull the plug and see if the motor spins freely with the happy button........
Posted 24 April 2012 - 02:00 PM
Also getting old sux, I feel ya. Just remember you don't quit riding cause you get old. You get old cause you quit riding!
Posted 24 April 2012 - 02:55 PM
Edited by calbikeman2, 24 April 2012 - 02:56 PM.