Electrics issue: Could be starter motor?
BIKE: 1995 Honda Africa Twin XRV 750.
Bit of an odd one this.
Two days ago, I tried using the electric starter. As soon as I did, all the ignition lights went out. All power seemed to be down.
Whilst pushing it back to a place to store, I noticed the ignition lights came back on. Again, I tried the electric start. Exactly the same thing happened.
Kept pushing for a while, then the lights came back on. This time I decided to bump start. All ran fine.
Since then, any time I push the electric starter, it knocks out all the power.
Since then, I've:
- Checked all fuses
- Checked battery power (and that it's charging when the motor is running)
- Checked all exposed contacts
- 'Jiggled' all wiring that goes into any socket.
None of this affected the ignition lights.
I spoke to a friend. He thought it could be something to do with the brushes in the starter motor? Has anyone experienced this problem before?
Any ideas welcome!!
Thank you for reading.
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Last edited by mattoneill; 7 Aug 2006 at 17:41.