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Old 22-Nov-2015, 01:34 PM
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Newbie here from sunny Bolton, just saying hello and already wondering if anyone can help. I have just turned 44 and obviously decided to do my direct access, like ye do. bought myself a very nice 05 ST4S and now the beggar wont start. There is a click from the solenoid under the seat, the fuel pump makes a whirring noise, there is another click then nothing. any ideas. I was wondering if its the starter solenoid
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Old 22-Nov-2015, 03:02 PM
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Old 22-Nov-2015, 04:31 PM
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Either battery not up to it or a loose connection, check the battery terminals are tight and also check hey aren't corroded


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Old 22-Nov-2015, 05:32 PM
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Hi, Certainly does sound like starter solenoid...

Try sparking a screwdriver directly between the solenoid poles to eliminate the unit.

My MOT tester burned mine out cranking it over non-stop!

I went straight to these guys for a replacement:

http://www.electrexworld.co.uk/


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Old 22-Nov-2015, 07:01 PM
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Thanks for the welcome and advise the battery is in perfect order as are all the connections just shorted across the terminals on the starter solenoid and the engine turned over so thank you job done. new solenoid needed
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Old 22-Nov-2015, 07:05 PM
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Hi, Certainly does sound like starter solenoid...

Try sparking a screwdriver directly between the solenoid poles to eliminate the unit.

My MOT tester burned mine out cranking it over non-stop!

I went straight to these guys for a replacement:

http://www.electrexworld.co.uk/

Cheers for that just followed the link

but could you confirm which one

it is that I need Thanks
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Old 23-Nov-2015, 12:46 AM
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Hello,

Glad the tip worked out for you.

Looks like there is a change in design on the relay from 2003 onwards, you might be best phoning Elextrex, I pretty sure they were out of stock when I needed a relay pronto, so I paid a little more and used Ducati Coventry: Massive stock, delivered next day.

Good luck.


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Old 23-Nov-2015, 07:09 PM
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Hello,

Glad the tip worked out for you.

Looks like there is a change in design on the relay from 2003 onwards, you might be best phoning Elextrex, I pretty sure they were out of stock when I needed a relay pronto, so I paid a little more and used Ducati Coventry: Massive stock, delivered next day.

Good luck.
Thanks very much for the advise

Ill get on it tomorrow
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Old 23-Nov-2015, 09:28 PM
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No problem, well worth checking the fly lead to the starter motor. Older design used to hold water and rust the holding nut in place, even worse, being rough with the nut and snapping the post going into the starter.

I added a spare lead I had to help with starting, thicker/better leads are recommended but might be overkill.

Good luck.

Oh yes, use some grease (electrolytic?) on the terminals.


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Old 24-Nov-2015, 01:17 AM
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I went straight to these guys for a replacement:

http://www.electrexworld.co.uk/

I've been using them since the 80's Frank, I use to pass by there place on the way to and from work, back then. even now it's just a short blat across country from either home or the local bike cafe


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