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April 30, 2003, 01:59 PM

I have a 1990 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6D. The problem I have been running into is this. When I try to start the bike, it clicks but won't start. Is it the starter going bad, bad alternator, or is there more to it than that? Any help would be greatly appreciated. The battery is fully charged. Usually happens after it rains.

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April 30, 2003, 02:02 PM

what makes you think the battery is fully charged? Do you have a Fluke or Voltmeter?


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April 30, 2003, 02:06 PM

I do have a Fluke Voltmeter. I have also taken the battery out and had it on a charger all night. It starts my room mates bike up without a problem when I put my battery in his bike to make sure that it is not the battery itself. I'm pretty sure it is fully charged. But then again, I can be wrong.
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April 30, 2003, 02:15 PM

Does the battery show 12.6 volts with no load?
If so, check your connections and condition of all the wires to the starter.



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I think batteries can show full voltage and appear 'charged', but be sulfated? badly enough to where they can't provide enough current to turn the starter.

But, if you were able to start your buddy's bike, then it seems you have troubleshooted the battery already. The next step would be to bypass the starter relay, applying 12V directly to the starter motor. You might be able to pull the rubber boots back on the relay, and use a wire or screwdriver to short the relay's leads to each other. Or, run your own wires. Then if the starter turns, you know it's a connector or switch that's crapped up. Check the connections to make sure they are all good, then (try the starter switch or other switches exposed to the environment first.


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May 7, 2003, 07:55 PM

I'd be glad to check it out for you.. probably worn or dirty contact, solonoid, or brushes. All easy to fix.. I'll talk to you about it on monday.. we can check it out sometime if you want.


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