Starter solenoide

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Starter solenoide

Post by grandpa »

Just an advise.

I have read a lot about advise to short the solenoid. This is a real good idea if you are troble shuting.
But I have never seen any advise that the neutral switch has no affect if you are shorting the solenoide. Even the Killer switch no affect in this situation.

This means that if your gear is not in neutral and the engine turns the bike will move. And if you by mistake have the key in on position the engine may start and what then can happen is up to your imagination.

So always make shure your gear is in neutral when working with the starter.

With regards from: Murphy and his laws.


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Re: Starter solenoide

Post by WingAdmin »

Very good advice. I do know of someone who was "testing" their starter, on the sidestand, in first gear. It jumped forward enough to retract the sidestand, and crash, down it went. The kind of mistake you only do once.
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