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February 23, 2004 at 9:59 am #8609Robson_69redParticipant
I have a 1994 Honda CBR600.
A while back it just cut out and wouldn’t start again. I put a new battery on it and a new solenoid. Started first time but then the problem returned. When trying to re-start there is a clicking noise (not from the starter?) Very frustrating, any idea’s.
ThanksFebruary 23, 2004 at 8:01 pm #17928RadarModerator
Is the bike standard? What mileage? How quickly did the problem come back, straight away?
Have you have checked all the connections all the way through?
Welcome to the forum.February 23, 2004 at 8:43 pm #17929
Clicking noise is usually when the starter solenoid engages. If nothing follows then you have either a dodgy connection (usually at the battery end), a faulty starter, low battery voltage/current, engine not earthed properly (often the cause) or dirty electrical connections. If your battery is getting low quickly then you could have a regulator fault. If visual checks are OK then you need to test electrically. Any good with a multimeter?February 23, 2004 at 8:43 pm #17930
Oh and welcome to the forum, got carried away with the troubleshooting!February 24, 2004 at 9:48 am #17931Robson_69redParticipant
Thanks for advice.
Iam a bit of a novice at all this. The electrical connections seem ok (can’t see anything obvious) although not sure about earthing the engine? The regulator don’t look in a1 condition so that may be my best bet? Multimeter errrmmm any advice.February 24, 2004 at 4:55 pm #17932
On many bikes for a spark to happen, and indeed for the starter to turn over, you need the plus 12 volts (from the battery positive terminal) to go to the starter and the zero volts (from the battery negative terminal) to go to the metallic casing of the starter, usually via the engine casing. If there is a bad connection between engine and earth then it won’t work UNLESS there is a separate earth wire from the electrical system to the starter. On the CBR600 I don’t know without looking at an electrical diagram. If the regulator looks a bit naff then I would test that. A multimeter will tell you what charge the battery is getting when the engine is running. Try putting it on DC Volts and select the range (if required). Put the probes across the battery and you should get between 13 and 15 Volts. Anything less than 13 and there is cause for suspecting the regulator/rectifier circuitry. The battery should read 12 Volts only when the bike is not running.
I’ve seen Honda regulators pass through Ebay a few times, worth a look for a second hand one.June 24, 2004 at 6:15 pm #17933AnonymousInactive
I have the same problem on my bike a CBR900. Sometimes it will start and then it will not start but with a small noise from the moteur. It has only happened 5 or 6 times but it is more frequent now.June 24, 2004 at 7:23 pm #17934GSX RatParticipant
Pull the rubber cover /s off the solenoid, you see the two big red cables – short across them with a screwdriver with the ignition on. If the starter spins and bike starts solenoid is fu#ked, get a new one….
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Blackboard paint – Covers a multitude of sins!June 25, 2004 at 4:22 pm #17935AnonymousInactive
Need it to not start again before I try that. It is OK for now, seems worse when it is cold.August 25, 2004 at 8:47 pm #17936wilkyParticipant
i have the same problem on my cbr600 95 modal. but with the added problem of the starter switch it goes dead altogether i have had it striped and the connection is fine any idersAugust 25, 2004 at 10:08 pm #17937GSX RatParticipant
sidestand relay 9 times out of ten – pull plug off sidestand switch and insert a piece of wire between two terminals – problem solved.
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