Starter button is slow to engage

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Starter button is slow to engage

Post by segwaywinger » Tue May 05, 2015 2:08 pm

I have a '93 Aspencade, and I've been noticing the starter button, occasionally, doesn't fire up when I push it to start the bike. Most of the times, it's normal, and engages immediately, but this has been deteriorating, and I don't want to be left w/o power to this switch.
What has worked for a repair in this situation? Thanks

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Re: Starter button is slow to engage

Post by WingAdmin » Tue May 05, 2015 3:04 pm

It depends entirely on what the cause is.

Most of the time it's the starter button itself, and pulling it apart to clean with electrical cleaner will fix the problem. However, it could also be starter relay A or B that is starting to wear out.

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Re: Starter button is slow to engage

Post by virgilmobile » Tue May 05, 2015 3:45 pm

Consider it's also over 20 years old.
For what they cost,you might clean the switch and put in a fresh set of solenoids.
While you have the time to do this,replace the aging timing belts too.
Just preventive work.
I can come up with all sorts of things you can do and spend your time and money on. :lol:
When was the last time the drive shaft coupler was greased.?

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