Join Date: May 2011
Location: Belleville Ontario Canada
Starter Won't Disengage
It started with bike dying. Here's what I've done so far:
Stator bad....replaced...no charging of battery
Regulator replaced....still no charging
Battery bad and replaced....charging!
Looks good right? .....Nope!
Bike runs great and I decide to ride to work (90km one way). I get to the coffee shop close to where I work and hear an unfamiliar sound....starter is engaged! Wasn't when I left the house and think I can narrow it down to a hesitation I felt about halfway on the commute. Turn off the bike and haul out tools. Disconnect the starter lead and hold it on the solenoid, push starter, bike starts, remove the lead and bike runs minus the starter noise. Get to work, curse the bike all day and do the same thing to get the bike home that night. Read the "Frustrated and Confused" post hoping for insight and thought I got it....lol. Replaced relay pack and solenoid. Start bike, works great. Not confident so turn off bike and start a couple more times. All seems fine. "Honey, go get your helmet, we're going for a ride!" Finally get my lovely "fender fluff" on the back to go out for a ride. Ten minutes into the ride as I'm slowing for a traffic light, my lovely passenger says "what's that noise?" I hear it too as slow and I pull off into a parking listening to my starter whining away again! Needless to say, ride is over and my bike is pulled into the garage. Am I missing something here guys? I'm thinking that since I cured the charging problem that the second problem is unrelated and just a coincidence but not convinced. I'm pretty handy with a meter and have no problems understanding wiring diagrams and schematics (electronics tech) but this one has me somewhat baffled! Any ideas?