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post #31 of 121 Old 11-14-2016, 12:50 PM
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If that doesn't work and all the large wire connections are good, something is wrong with the starter motor. Make sure all the connections are good before coming to that conclusion though. Major sparking would mean good connections are likely and there is a problem with the starter motor. You can push start the bike.

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This is about a Wee but has information and links typical of starter motor problems. https://www.stromtrooper.com/v-strom-...-no-start.html

This fiche diagram may provide some info too.


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So to summarize.

Kill switch in on position
Bike in Neutral
Side stand up?
Pull in clutch
Turn on key, dash lights up normally
Fuel pump primes, noise changes when you turn throttle? That seems wrong!!
"The fuel pump primes and when I turn the throttle makes a whining sound."
No CHEC on display
When you hit start button nothing happens
You shorted clutch switch no difference
You jumpered fuel pump, just a big spark, but you can hear fuel pump prime when you turn on key right?

The two wires going to clutch are both black with white stripe right?

I tested mine, when I turn bike on, fuel pump primes, but cranking throttle does not affect that sound at all.

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The fuel pump wasn't jumpered. The starter relay was.

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So to summarize.

Kill switch in on position
Bike in Neutral
Side stand up?
Pull in clutch
Turn on key, dash lights up normally
Fuel pump primes, noise changes when you turn throttle? That seems wrong!!
"The fuel pump primes and when I turn the throttle makes a whining sound."
No CHEC on display
When you hit start button nothing happens
You shorted clutch switch no difference
You jumpered fuel pump, just a big spark, but you can hear fuel pump prime when you turn on key right?

The two wires going to clutch are both black with white stripe right?

I tested mine, when I turn bike on, fuel pump primes, but cranking throttle does not affect that sound at all.


The top wire to the clutch switch is black and white and the bottom one is black with a greenish stripe. I tried everything to my skill level. Fuel pump primes every single time. Everything is normal and it's showing the exact symptoms of a bad clutch switch but I wish that was the issue.


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post #36 of 121 Old 11-14-2016, 08:49 PM
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So you jumpered the starter (not fuel pump) and it did nothing, that would be a starter motor issue then right? Maybe double check that you tested it correctly.

I would be more inclined to hook up 12V to it while it was off the bike rather than jumper it. Not sure how easy that would be to do.
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V2 Won't Start!

Just got done beating the piss out of my starter with a mallet. Taped the clutch lever to the grip so I could hit the starter switch at the same time and not a damn thing. I want to know how this is possible when all the bike did was sit for two months. There's no explanation for it. How do I know if it's the starter relay that's bad?


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post #38 of 121 Old 11-15-2016, 03:55 PM
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Shorting the two terminals together bypasses the relay. You've tried that so the relay isn't the problem. If I were you at this point, I'd take the starter motor apart to look inside. You may have had a bad seal with nothing but a container full of rust for example. A sticking motor brush is another possibility.

Pat- 2007 DL650A was ridden to all 48 contiguous states. I didn't quite make it to 17,000 miles on the 2012 DL650A.
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Any chance of a critter getting inside and chewing a wire?

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post #40 of 121 Old 11-15-2016, 05:40 PM
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A big spark on shorting the starter relay terminals indicates power is getting to the motor. In fact, that would rule out the brushes not making contact with the commutator. All signs point to something being wrong with the starter motor and no critter is getting in there. The big cable to the motor + would have to be shorted to the frame or engine to fit any other scenario.

Pat- 2007 DL650A was ridden to all 48 contiguous states. I didn't quite make it to 17,000 miles on the 2012 DL650A.
Nicknames I use to lessen typing, Vee = 2002-2012 DL1000s. Vee2=2014-2016 DL1000s. Wee = 2004-2011 DL650s. Glee = 2012-2016 DL650s
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