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electric start trouble! ctx200

Discussion in 'Technical and Troubleshooting Torque' at netrider.net.au started by Lynchy226, Dec 7, 2009.

  1. ok, i was teaching my bro how to ride a motorcycle, when he dropped it (no suprise) it's a ctx200 (ag version of xr200)

    it will no longer start with the electric starter. it will kick start no problem, no trouble with any electronics, but all i get is a buzzing noise when i try to electric start.

    any suggestions?
    im pretty new to bikes, so if you can give step by step instructions it would be greatly appreciated :)
  2. well,
    I've just taken the battery off and discovered the battery is perfect.
    The buzzing noise still occurs while the bike is running with the battery out (if i press the starter switch)

    the source of the buzzing noise is a small cube right next to the battery, which is some kind of connection, and houses 2 blue fuse's with the number '15' on them.
  3. I'm just guessing, but is it a relay or starter solenoid?
  4. yea, it's the starter solenoid.

    i was sold this as an 'indestructable bike'
    1 little bump later and the starter solenoid's F'd :/

    about how much do these cost?


    i tries a 'test' to see if it was the starter solenoid, the bike almost ticked over, then nothing.
    and now when i press the starter, i get no buzz sound no nothing :s