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Paul Hannan

Honda trx500 FA 2011 Starterzissue

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Hey just after some advice. I purchased the above mention bike back in mid May.

I had the Occasional issue with starting the bike. When trying to start the bike It would make  a Clicking noise when the start button was pushed. 

So I used the pull start all ok.

I checked the battery and the starter solorid / relay and found the terminial had  corrosion on them.  

I clean them up and have no issues since. 

However last night the issue came back with clicking when pushing the start buttoned he time.

Any ideas? Relay or starter motor?

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Since you  found  corrosion  on the one terminal,  check all the others to the starter. Try jumping  directly  from the battery to the starter terminal.  If it spins over you  know it is a bad connection or  broken wire .  If it does not  the problem  is most likely in the  brushes in the  starter. Press the start button  and rap on the  starter . That will often  make the  brushes contact and spin the starter over ..  It  may continue to  work  for  a while after that ,  but if not  it  isn't  very difficult to  replace the brushes.

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