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I just bought a 2001 yamaha roadstar 1600 cc and when

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I just bought a...

I just bought a 2001 yamaha roadstar 1600 cc and when pressing the ignition button it does not crank just makes a click sound battery is brand new

Mechanic's Assistant: Have you checked the fuel supply? And are all the spark plugs working?

Yes but it doesnt crank at all just makes a click sound like the solenoid

Mechanic's Assistant: What year is your CC?

01 yamaha roadstar 1600 cc

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your CC yourself? What have you tried so far?

Just putting a new battery but it still doesnt crank just clicks

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

Just that thanks

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Motorcycle Mechanic: Louie, Technician replied 4 months ago

Initially, let's try check and review the basics. Proposed preliminary tries (if have not been done) and even if just for test purposes:

  • • re-inspect the battery, its ground lines to the harness, frame & engine, and/or re-check and re-clean the battery cables + terminals, connectors and wiring including fuse(s), fuse holder(s) and fusible link(s) (if so equipped);
  • • more importantly, have the battery externally charged; and
  • • then also have the battery LOAD TESTed (even if new/charged and just for the purpose of eliminating it as a suspect);
  • • locate the starter relay, start by following the big cable from the + terminal of the battery as it always ends up tied to 1 of the 2 big terminals of the starter relay/solenoid;
  • • jump the 2 big terminals of the starter relay using an old wrench or screwdriver. Expect a big spark. Starter motor should turn;
  • • if yes, but the starter relay still only clicks (or no click) when attempting to start, then the starter relay is likely faulty and/or the circuitry attendant to it;
  • • if not, then the starter motor and/or battery-cables would be the suspect.

In some instances, it may be an engine issue.

Or in some others, a ground concern. It may help to hardwire a secondary ground line from the battery's - terminal to the frame, to the engine and to the harness' black wires and their common tie points.

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