Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Started Diagnosis and General Parts.

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Started Diagnosis and General Parts.

    So today I was trying to get my 2000 R* (1600) to fire up after doing some carb work and it's had a weak start to it since I baught the thing but now it won't crank at all, I'm assuming this means starter. The battery reads out to 11.76 V and my plugs are dirty and in needs of replacement so I'm just assuming this a starter issue, but I've only ever worked on my truck, this is my first venture into bikes and I'm still fairly new to the world of wrench in on things like this, so confirmation from you guys would be greatly appreciated.

  • #2
    11.76 volts on the battery is not enough. charge it and then bring it to the auto parts store and have it tested.

    Comment


    • #3
      Could be a number of things, but like Dave said, charge the battery and have it tested. Also be sure your battery cables and terminals are clean and tight. As much as these bikes vibrate, things come loose all the time.

      Comment


      • #4
        Where is the starter relay located on this bike?

        Comment


        • #5
          A healthy battery will hold 12.7 volts (tested 12 hours after a full charge). A running Road Star’s charging system should put out 14v.

          Older starters that have been worked hard trying to start an ill tuned bike will suffer worn, dirty brushes over time. Brush kits are available, and affordable.

          Comment


          • #6
            If I do end up buying a new battery what one should I go with for this bike and what kind of spark plugs should I grab while I'm at it.

            Comment


            • #7
              Search the site for battery, there was a recent thread on it with several good option. Factory recommended plugs are NGK DPR7EA-9 however there are several other options if they're not available. Search the site for spark plugs as well for a list .

              Comment

              Latest Posts

              Collapse

              Topics Statistics Last Post
              Started by Smokescreens, 03-05-2018, 10:34 AM
              273 responses
              5,814 views
              14 likes
              Last Post Shores
              by Shores
               
              Started by Lug Nut, 1 hour ago
              4 responses
              34 views
              0 likes
              Last Post Lug Nut
              by Lug Nut
               
              Started by mariner3302, 17 hours ago
              4 responses
              56 views
              0 likes
              Last Post Lug Nut
              by Lug Nut
               
              Started by Doc_V, 20 hours ago
              12 responses
              156 views
              0 likes
              Last Post Bikerron  
              Started by McVinny614, 1 week ago
              7 responses
              149 views
              0 likes
              Last Post mlharper  
              Started by Smokescreens, 06-17-2020, 09:49 AM
              13 responses
              215 views
              2 likes
              Last Post MrG
              by MrG
               
              Started by MrG, 14 hours ago
              1 response
              33 views
              0 likes
              Last Post Shores
              by Shores
               
              Started by Flyinfish, 6 days ago
              23 responses
              134 views
              0 likes
              Last Post 2time
              by 2time
               
              Started by gonzarelloz, 1 day ago
              11 responses
              51 views
              1 like
              Last Post 2time
              by 2time
               
              Started by Shores, 1 week ago
              33 responses
              320 views
              1 like
              Last Post JimH
              by JimH
               
              Started by JoeX, 5 days ago
              18 responses
              149 views
              2 likes
              Last Post JimH
              by JimH
               
              Started by Galcanised, 1 week ago
              17 responses
              168 views
              5 likes
              Last Post EP Roadie  
              Started by MrG, 3 weeks ago
              12 responses
              177 views
              0 likes
              Last Post LUV4RS
              by LUV4RS
               
              Started by Lug Nut, 2 days ago
              17 responses
              250 views
              1 like
              Last Post Littlebull  
              Started by chromax, 5 days ago
              11 responses
              231 views
              2 likes
              Last Post Sharpman66  
              Started by MikeyC, 2 days ago
              8 responses
              101 views
              0 likes
              Last Post Sharpman66  
              Started by Lug Nut, 3 days ago
              2 responses
              135 views
              3 likes
              Last Post Sharpman66  
              Started by MikeyC, 2 days ago
              12 responses
              122 views
              0 likes
              Last Post Sharpman66  
              Started by Lug Nut, 2 days ago
              4 responses
              88 views
              2 likes
              Last Post Sharpman66  
              Started by GreenMachine, 08-13-2020, 12:19 PM
              242 responses
              2,489 views
              3 likes
              Last Post GreenMachine  
              Working...
              X