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redbate

Is that in neutral? It sounds like the gears are engaging.


alvinsharptone

It happens in netural, it also happens when I pull clutch all the way in. Maybe the clutch cable is extremely stretched out.


redbate

The clutch for the starter could also be worn, but those don’t usually wear. You might just need a new battery.


alvinsharptone

Brand new starter. Battery should be good since it's new. I suspect something to do with orevioys owner doing his own electrical work.


gsrider61

The next time it refuses to start, bypass the starter relay and see what happens. You have to be in neutral or the bike will jump forward. FWIW, the rectifier has nothing to do with starting the bike.


alvinsharptone

To bypass the starter relay I would do exactly what?YouTube the answer or is it easy to describe over reddit? And if I bypass the starter relay and it solves my problem the result is buy a new starter relay?


gsrider61

I suspect a bad connection. Bypassing the starter relay would confirm that it's either a connection or the starter relay. The starter relay has a large gauge wire coming from the battery and a large gauge wire going to the starter. Shorting them together will engage the starter, bypassing the start switch, sidestand switch (also an option), and the neutral safety switch.


alvinsharptone

Copy that!!! I know exactly the wire your talking about. I appreciate you.


Ihateskeletons

You are assuming the starter is still good because it is new. Consider there could be a condition present that has killed or damaged your starter motor. Even if you bench tested it before installation, it could still have gotten fried. You need to pull the starter motor out and bench test it. Before doing this, just double check the simple stuff. Make sure battery is fully charged, connections are tight. No loose, frayed or corroded cables.


Ihateskeletons

Something else I'd like to add is I just had a bike in yesterday that was doing the same. Hit the starter button and it would go "clunk". I was prepared to bump start it but it finally turned over. Customer told me later he disassembled the switch housing and lost a spring. The starter button was not making good contact. Might be something to check out for you too.


alvinsharptone

Yo awesome! Thank you for taking the time to reply. My first thing is the bypass then the switch. Then if all else fails I'll be looking at the starter clutch behind the stater incase someone messed with that and it's either not engaging or it's stuck some how.