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  1. F650 Single Discussion
    So after managing to drain my battery and having stuck it on charge for over 24 hours my bike still refuses to start. Lights, heated grips everything else works fine but when ever I press to start all I get is clicks from the solenoid. Now thats annoying but heres where it gets weird. Of course...
  2. F650 Single Discussion
    Is it possible to replace the switches on the handlebars;- Horn Indicators Starter etc?
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    A new gremlin has emerged, some sort of electrical fault which I have experienced a few times now. Seems to be resolved by wiggling the starter relay / solenoid. Do these fail over time or should I be looking elsewhere? Battery is good and terminals are tight.
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    G'day all, At 21,000ks I had the bushes replaced in the starter motor and now almost 10,000ks later it looks like they may need replacing again. I had the mechanic run the mulitmeter over the battery and every thing looks fine there. He said that there may be a bit of dust built up under one of...
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    This little problem has been getting more annoying recently with the cold weather. In normal conditions the bike will usually (but not always) start first time, but far too often pressing the button does nothing. Try again and perhaps one might get a half-hearted attempt to kick in and then...
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    All dressed up, out the Funduro, key in and ignition on, push the starter button - Damn I've gone deaf, or the bike is silent. Diagnostics as per Clymer manual and use of a multimeter shows power exiting the starter switch (yellow/black cable) but not reaching the starter solenoid. Continuity...
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    Hi all :-D My Starter Relay (Hitachi MS5D-191 12V) is clicking when I try to start the bike. Went on to Motor Works, the only thing I could find was a (Solenoid for starter motor - Bosch type - ELA43142) £52.88. Is these the same things. Also went to MotoBins, they have (71375 - STARTER...
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    Typical :roll: Friday night, all you want to do is get home for the weekend. Kit on, key in ignition, switch on, all lights on, bike in neutral, press the starter button and..... ... nothing, nadda, nil, not a sausage of a response :doh: Tried all the usual stupid things - kill switch...
  9. F650 Single Discussion
    Hi, I just got back from a 3000 mile trip on my TwinSpark Dakar. Had the bike for 6-7 weeks now and everything's fine. During the last 3000 miles holiday I had some fun & slow passages and some motorway ones at about 90mph. All good & reliable. It's just since 2 days ago (when I got back off a...
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    Hello All, after a period of rest the bike wont start. I began with the plugs which don't produce a spark, checked the coils which have the correct resistance. went to the starter relay which is making a rapid clicking noise. electrics aren't my strong point but all terminals are clean and...
  11. F650 Single Discussion
    Hi :howdy: Please can somebody help. Over the xmas period my 96 F650 had got harder and harder to start but I put it down to the cold weather (as there was no problem starting in mild weather), but finally, last week we had to be taken home on the back of a breakdown truck. :-( RAC bloke has...
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    It's me again "nice but dim" from Ipswitch.I was told today that i will have to replace my starter clutch.I've looked around but have not been able to fined out about it or try to order one in.Is their anyone out there that can help me? :not worthy:
  13. F650 Single Discussion
    HI I have just dicovered that my starter motor is cracked .Does anyone know where i can get a good recon one cheep?
  14. F650 Single Discussion
    :wall: Can anyone help? In the last week my 19,000 mile 1994 F650 has started to sound like a bag of spanners when the starter motor is turning. The noise stops once the bike starts running and the bike runs fine. Used every day to and from work it seems to still be working though. What needs...
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    Here is a question... Is it by design that the 650GS will not start on the first press of the starter, as mine always starts on the second press? Whilst this is not a problem, i prefer the start first press if poss. I have heard that it is by design but can be got around by using a diff plug...
  16. F650 Single Discussion
    Been out today for a quick spin and noticed that the starter button seems to be playing up ! Sometimes pressing it does nothing then after trying three or four times the bike fires up perfectly ! ????? Any ideas ?
  17. F650 Single Discussion
    Hi All, looking for some tips on where to start with a terrible graunching noise coming from the starter of my F'. Basically it sounds like the sprag clutch is not releasing, and in doing so it is not firing up properly. When it starts ok its fine, but when the graunch noise happens, it back...
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