Starter won't spin motor.

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Starter won't spin motor.

Postby gwfireman » Sat Mar 14, 2015 8:34 am

Hello out there,
I am new to the site but hope to be an active member. I have purchased a 1984 aspencade 1200. It has been sitting outside for a little over a year according to the previous owner but was apparently running when parked. I got it home and hooked up my jump box. everything lit up but when I hit the starter and everything resets. The relay is working and I have pulled the starter and rebuilt it, It spins fine out of the bike. I also pulled the plugs and rolled the bike in gear to make sure that the motor wasn't locked up. Any Ideas o what i should check next would be greatly appreciated.

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Re: Starter won't spin motor.

Postby rjlv25 » Sat Mar 14, 2015 2:59 pm

Have you load tested the battery? Sometimes the simple things will bite you.

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Re: Starter won't spin motor.

Postby WingAdmin » Thu Mar 19, 2015 12:27 pm

Highly likely that your jump box can't supply the current required to crank the motor. So when you hit the starter button, the voltage drops so low that everything shuts off.

If the battery will hold a charge, let it charge to capacity and then try again.

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