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Electric start help

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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?

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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?

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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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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

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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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