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GSXR Starting Issue HELP!! - February 24, 2014, 05:46 PM

Description: 2007 GSXR 600. I have a keyless ignition wired to my kill switch. You just turn on the kill switch, pull in the clutch, and hit starter button. The bike started fine 3 weeks ago and I have not started or ridden it since. Battery is charged. All connections are secure and in good enough condition that I can see.

Issue: Once starter button is pushed I hear a loud "crackling" noise from the ECU area, but it is not the ECU as far as I can tell. The noise sounds like it is coming from the device circled in the below picture. Also, upon hitting starter button the gauge cluster goes berserk!!!

I put the bike in dealer mode and get back "_COO". I have no idea what is going on. Help!



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rapid clicking or crackling noise seems to be coming from starter solenoid relay. Would that account for all the weird noises and gauges flickering and jumping?
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February 24, 2014, 06:06 PM

dead battery.. try that first.

if you dont have another battery laying around, use your car battery with jumper cables. Do not start the car.
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maybe a battery issue, but it seems worse than just that. thanks though.


swapped the green "30" fuse and no go. Same issues. The throttle bodies seemed to be making a noise as well so took off the airbox and the device circled in the picture below was making a repetitive noise like its trying to figure out what to do or is stuck?

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February 24, 2014, 07:49 PM

well, pulled a plug or two, put em back together and threw the battery on the tender. going to let it charge overnight and see what happens
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Sure looks like a battery issue. Was it on a tender prior to this? Did you check the voltage across the battery? Load test?


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Sure looks like a battery issue. Was it on a tender prior to this? Did you check the voltage across the battery? Load test?
No, no, and no. Im not the best when it comes to stuff like that. I just ride the thing. LOL.

I need to grab a voltmeter from work tmrw and Ill test it out. More than likely I need a new battery and need to replace the starter solenoid relay.

Im crossing my fingers thats all it is
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Try to start by bypassing all the starter stuff. Connect battery to starter, make sure to have everything in the run position. This will bypass all the starter relay, etc. stuff just to get it running. That will tell you if the battery is any good. Volt ohm meter will not tell you anything useful about the battery. It needs to be load tested. Plenty of batteries will give you 12 volts and still be bad.


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Have you checked your battery cables? May not be tight enough.


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Try to start by bypassing all the starter stuff. Connect battery to starter, make sure to have everything in the run position. This will bypass all the starter relay, etc. stuff just to get it running. That will tell you if the battery is any good. Volt ohm meter will not tell you anything useful about the battery. It needs to be load tested. Plenty of batteries will give you 12 volts and still be bad.
so disconnect the red and black cables running to the starter solenoid relay and hook them up directly to the battery? What all needs to be in the "run" position?

Hooked up my voltmeter to the battery and it read 10V with nothing on, 9V with power on, and 7.5-8V upon hitting ignition. Im not sure how to "load test", but ill youtube it and give it a go.
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so disconnect the red and black cables running to the starter solenoid relay and hook them up directly to the battery? What all needs to be in the "run" position?

Hooked up my voltmeter to the battery and it read 10V with nothing on, 9V with power on, and 7.5-8V upon hitting ignition. Im not sure how to "load test", but ill youtube it and give it a go.
Voltage needs to be up around 12.6V to crank. You can take the battery to a shop or car store to get it load tested. The internetz will show you how to do the poor mans way of using a stop watch, resistor, and some alligator clips.

KISS. Get the battery taken care of before doing anything else.


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Voltage needs to be up around 12.6V to crank. You can take the battery to a shop or car store to get it load tested. The internetz will show you how to do the poor mans way of using a stop watch, resistor, and some alligator clips.

KISS. Get the battery taken care of before doing anything else.
This, if your getting 10V on the battery without load and after being on a charger/tender, your battery is bad.


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Get a new battery, lazy!!!!


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February 25, 2014, 09:32 AM

Battery seems to be the general consensus. I didnt think a low battery charge would cause all the flickering of the gauges and crackling noises form starter solenoid, thus my concern.

Ive had low batteries before and all that happened was that the bike wouldnt crank. No weird noises and certainly no gauge cluster madness.

Ordering a new battery and will go from there. Thanks for the comments. Except Nate, Nate hurt my delicate feelings. (good luck at Roebling, hope you dont get drenched)

Hmmmm maybe its time I jump on one of those fancy Ballistic EVO2's......

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Yup classic Solenoid going crazy due to low battery voltage. I picked up a Ballistic EVO a few months back, real nice battery, very small and light with plenty of cranking power! +1


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