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1Back to top Go down   Hesitant starter Empty Hesitant starter Tue Aug 27, 2019 11:19 am

davemadsen

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When I press the starter switch there is frequently a one second delay before the starter starts to spin. I am not a busy man so the one second is not the end of the world, but I have to think this hesitation should not be part of my life.

I have removed the starter armature and it's surrounding case and cleaned both. The brushes are within specification. The starter cable is secure (no corrosion) and battery is new (but the problem pre-dates the current battery).

I have changed the starter relay (with a previously used relay) but the hesitation persists.

I'm looking for suggestions. Thoughts?


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2Back to top Go down   Hesitant starter Empty Re: Hesitant starter Tue Aug 27, 2019 2:47 pm

Arlina

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Time to clean the starter switch on your right handle.


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Hesitant starter Eu-log10  K1100RS/LT - R1200RT - R1100RS (RIP) - Cagiva SST 350 Ala Verde - K75LT project - K75 Schurgers - K75S
    

3Back to top Go down   Hesitant starter Empty Re: Hesitant starter Tue Aug 27, 2019 3:35 pm

Dai

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In a bucket, because if you don't, the spring will make a successful bid for freedom.


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4Back to top Go down   Hesitant starter Empty Re: Hesitant starter Tue Aug 27, 2019 11:44 pm

davemadsen

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I cleaned the switch - oh, and BTW I spent 30 minutes looking for one of the springs - six months ago.  The problem preceded this cleaning - and continues to this day.


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5Back to top Go down   Hesitant starter Empty Re: Hesitant starter Sun Sep 01, 2019 9:27 pm

davemadsen

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I think the solution to my hesitant starting problem is to bitch about it here on the forum. Since complaining the old bike hasn't hesitated one time. So, my plan now is to start complaining about every trivial problem and then those problems will also evaporate into the ether.

So, until the gremlins return to haunt me, I thank everyone for their input.

Dave


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6Back to top Go down   Hesitant starter Empty Re: Hesitant starter Mon Sep 02, 2019 6:39 am

duck

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@davemadsen wrote:my plan now is to start complaining about every trivial problem

That's the primary function of Internet vehicle forums. Twisted Evil


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86 Custom K100 (standard fairing, K75 Belly pan, Ceramic chromed engine covers, paralever)
K75 Frankenbrick (Paralever, K11 front end, hybrid ABS, K1100RS fairing, radial tires)
86 K75C Turbo w/ paralever
94 K1100RS
93 K1100LT (x2)
91 K1
93 K75S (K11 front end)
91 K75S (K1 front end)
14 Yamaha WR250R
98 Taxi Cab K1200RS
14 K1600GT
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7Back to top Go down   Hesitant starter Empty Re: Hesitant starter Tue Sep 03, 2019 10:39 am

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@Dai wrote:In a bucket, because if you don't, the spring will make a successful bid for freedom.
Laughing
or a clear plastic bag.


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