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glenr996
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starter

Postby glenr996 » Tue May 17, 2011 11:13 am



Which starter relay would cause the starter to stay engaged on an 02 1800



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flash2002
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2003

Re: starter

Postby flash2002 » Tue May 17, 2011 4:50 pm

If you look in the relay box, you could check relay # 18, 19, 20, 21 you could switch them to see wich one is causing the problem.

wingfart
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Re: starter

Postby wingfart » Tue May 17, 2011 8:26 pm

If your starter is still running after letting go of the starter button the problem is most likely in the starter relays that reside on the right side of the battery. There are 2, relay A and relay B.
This problem is usually caused by fused contacts. If you replace 1, may as well do both since they are relatively cheap.

glenr996
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Re: starter

Postby glenr996 » Wed May 18, 2011 12:29 pm

Thank you for the info. I have already ordered 2 new relays and a starter.

rocket
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Re: starter

Postby rocket » Sun Jun 05, 2011 8:43 am

flash2002 wrote:If you look in the relay box, you could check relay # 18, 19, 20, 21 you could switch them to see wich one is causing the problem.

I have a 1800 year 2003. Recently when riding my machine I noticed a vibration through the handel bars when I was 50 miles into a trip. I stopped and could here the starter motor engaged and it was stuck in. smoke was pouring out of the bike on the right hand side, I tried to stop the bike by turning the ignition off, this was to no immediate avail. the temp. on the display was normal so I was sumwhat baffled by the heat and smoke. When the starter motor did stop it was to late as the damage had already been done and the starter motor had been completely burnt out.
A new starter motor has been fitted together with solenoid and connecting lead. All seemed well having done 200 odd miles with stopping and starting until today. Having ridden the bike 20 miles I arrived back at the garage turned off the ignition took the key out guess what starter motor still engaged. By rocking the bike in gear I disengaged or corrected what was causing the fault. This time the bike starts and everything seems normal, but obviously it is not. It sounds as though I have a relay problem. perhaps you could advise.

Thanks Rocket

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Re: starter

Postby trike lady » Sun Jun 05, 2011 4:02 pm

Personally I would change both the A & B relays since they are both part of the starting and reverse system. You may want to run a test on the 'Reverse' relay.
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Re: starter

Postby trike lady » Sun Jun 05, 2011 4:47 pm

Took the time to scan the Start/Reverse System schematic and presenting it for all.
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