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VTR250 won't start

Discussion in 'Technical and Troubleshooting Torque' at netrider.net.au started by Jewfishy, Nov 30, 2015.

  1. #1 Jewfishy, Nov 30, 2015
    Last edited: Nov 30, 2015
    Hey guys, so my bike has been playing up over the passed few days, every now and then it will refuse to start and the start button will only make a small 'click' sound. It's happened a few times and it seems totally random, sometimes taking off the seat and moving the battery helps.

    I've checked all the wires in the area and they're fine, anyone got any ideas?

  2. If moving the battery helps then it is probably a poor connection of the main leads. Although the connection may be good enough to get the instrument lights on when you draw heavy current it may not be adequate. So you hear the stater solenoid close, the click sound, but the starter motor won't turn over. Step one is to disconnect the battery leads, clean up the battery posts and connectors of any crud and reconnect and tighten the battery leads. A couple of tricks:

    Clothes Washing power in a little water is alkaline and will clean acid residue from the posts.
    Disconnect the negative first and reconnect it last, this makes it safer because you are less likely to short to frame when removing the positive lead.

    PS: Check the connection of the main positive lead at the starter solenoid as well.
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  4. Yeah sorry for the late reply. Took the battery over to the farm and hooked it up to a volt meter and alternator, it was pretty much dead despite being on charge overnight. Tried charging it again but to no avail. Went out and bought a new battery today and everything's working perfectly.

    Thanks for the help, much appreciated.
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  5. see... VTR's are awesome. it was the batteries fault.

    VTR's are WAY better than Spadas
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  6. the shaking probably got enough chemical reaction to do a little more.. but.. dead battery is dead :D