1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Starting problem (Electrical)

Discussion in 'FZR250.com - Archives' started by robustus0007, Dec 30, 2007.

  1. robustus0007

    robustus0007 New Member

    Messages:
    0
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Joined:
    Oct 23, 2006
    I am having starting problem with the bike. Its something electrical. As I push the start button I hear a click sound and the red light turns on, no self at all. The fuel pump and all lights including the neutral light are working but there is no self. I have checked all the connections and they are fine. Last time I rode was yesterday and there were no problems. What might be causing the problem?
     
  2. dave

    dave Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    2,184
    Likes Received:
    23
    Trophy Points:
    503
    Joined:
    Apr 13, 2005
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Instro tech
    Location:
    Tasmania
    My Bike:
    SV1000
    Get a set of jumper leads on to the bike from another battery, even a car battery will do. If it starts it will prove the bike battery is faulty. If not you are looking at the starter motor or starter relay.

    Could also have a bad connection on the battery terminal.
     
  3. robustus0007

    robustus0007 New Member

    Messages:
    0
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Joined:
    Oct 23, 2006
    If I connect it to the car battery, would it not damage the fuses as the car battery is more powerful?
     
  4. dave

    dave Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    2,184
    Likes Received:
    23
    Trophy Points:
    503
    Joined:
    Apr 13, 2005
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Instro tech
    Location:
    Tasmania
    My Bike:
    SV1000
    Will be perfectly ok - but has more capacity to crank over than original - just dont keep cranking for longer than normal without a rest spell as you could posibly overheat the starter motor.
     
  5. robustus0007

    robustus0007 New Member

    Messages:
    0
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Joined:
    Oct 23, 2006
    Turned out it was a weak battery problem. Though I still wonder why there shouldn't be a weak self instead of no self at all?
     
  6. dave

    dave Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    2,184
    Likes Received:
    23
    Trophy Points:
    503
    Joined:
    Apr 13, 2005
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Instro tech
    Location:
    Tasmania
    My Bike:
    SV1000
    Batteries are funny critters - They can die at the drop of the hat.

    Had one in my 4wd do that recently, Went and got some petrol, came home to pick up the missus for a long trip and it would not start, cactus! push start to get back to the servo and new battery.
     

Share This Page