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post #1 of 2 Old Sep 23rd, 2011, 11:24 am Thread Starter
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Question Starter turns over with ignition off

Battery was less than 1 year old, ruined now.
When jumped, the starter slowly... turns over the engine with a ugh...ugh...ugh, EVEN with the ignition key off..
It is pulling a lot of current, enough to heat up the jumpers, like a short. Does not start and seems to have ruined the battery.
What's the problem???
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post #2 of 2 Old Sep 23rd, 2011, 12:47 pm
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Re: Starter turns over with ignition off

The starter relay contacts have welded them selves together. Some times you can release them by charging the battery (out of the bike or just disconnected) hooking the battery up and hit the starter button a few times. It will "wiggle" the relay armature and sometimes release the contacts. Ultimately you need to replace the relay. It is in the relay box under the fuel tank. The replacement has a voltage sensing circuit that will prevent this from ever happening again.

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