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Mate my name is ***** *****, just having a few troubles with

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Customer: Hey mate my name is ***** *****, just having a few troubles with a Yamaha TimberWolf 250
JA: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?
Customer: yeah, when I push the electric start button, there is a click at the starter solenoid. I have replaced the old starter solenoid with a new one and have also put a new battery in.
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Motorcycle
Expert:  RSRBOB replied 1 year ago.

Hi and thank you for your question.

The first thing I would like you to check is the battery voltage while holding the starter button with the key on. We need to see what is happening after you hear the click.

You should not see a drop in voltage of no more than about 1.5 volts. Get a base reading of the voltage before you turn the key on, then while trying to start it.

If it passes that test, I would like the history on the unit and the problem. Is this a problem that showed up after the ATV had been stored or were you riding it one day, shut it off and went to restart it a little later and it would no longer start?

Also, has any service work or repairs other than the solenoid and battery being replaced recently?

Last, what year is your ATV and is it a 2WD or 4WD?