The Achievable Dream 5-part series - the definitive guide on DVD for planning your motorcycle adventure. Get Ready! covers planning, paperwork, medical and many other topics! "Inspirational and Awesome!" See the trailer here!
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So you've done it - got inspired, planned your trip, packed your stuff and you're on the road! This section is about staying healthy, happy and secure on your motorcycle adventure. And crossing borders, war zones or oceans!
On the Road! is 5.5 hours of the tips and advice you need to cross borders, break down language barriers, overcome culture shock, ship the bike and deal with breakdowns and emergencies."Just makes me want to pack up and go!" See the trailer here!
Tire Changing!Grant demystifies the black art of Tire Changing and Repair to help you STAY on the road! "Very informative and practical." See the trailer here!
Ladies on the Loose! For the first time ever, a motorcycle travel DVD made for women, by women! These intrepid women share their tips to help you plan your own motorcycle adventure. They also answer the women-only questions, and entertain you with amazing tales from the road! Presented by Lois Pryce, veteran solo traveller through South America and Africa and author of 'Lois on the Loose', and 'Red Tape and White Knuckles.'
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Hi My XT600 3AJ Will not usually start by using the electric start.
I have put a new Yuasa battery on 2 days ago Battery was filled and charged for 5 hours before fitting the bike did start first time but a few hours later would not start. I put jump leads from my truck to the bike battery and still wont start just turns over and over, but if I push start it will start stright away it feels like the back wheel only has to turn half a turn and engine will fire.
I have taken the starter motor apart and looked ok and fairly clean inside.
Any ideas whats up?
Hi Bolla, is the starter motor spinning ok. Try checking the gears behind the small cover above left engine cover. The gears might be loose on their pins, circlips loose. Or it might be the starter clutch not picking up. If its the starter clutch, you will need to pull off the CDI magnito and check the rollers in the clutch. Might just need a clean, had a KLR do the same, just pulled it apart cleaned with WD40 and it worked ok after that. Xt 600 seems similar .How was Eastern Europe trip ? Brian.
Friend of mine had the same problem. Was solved by cleaning and tightening all earth connections in the ignition system. I don´t have a real explanation, but it might be that the vibrations made by the starter motor somehow rattle the earth connections so no sparks are produced. Consider to make some additional earth connection on your electrical system, as the single one from the battery into the wiring loom is a bit flimsy.
Sounds like the clutch cam arrangement behind the magnito.
As Brian has said check other things eg. the gear train that drives the starter clutch cam first..
Not such a biggy.
Of course these clutch cams do chew out if they aren't lubed correctly.. Always change that engine oil and filter regularly.
If it is the starter clutch cam and if it is just dirty you could remove the left crankcase cover and try the dodgy method of blasting it with compressed air to.
I don't think this will truely clean it but it may remove enough buildup to get it working.
The reason I mention this is removing the magneto can be a reasonable task if you don't have a rattle gun and and at least the correct puller. I had a terible time getting min off.
I have a 99 xtz660 and have gone through several starter motor clutches. Never had that problem on any other bike that I have owned. The symptoms are that the starter motor just whirs but the motor doesn't spin over. I think it is a weakness in the xtz.
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Check your start engine solenoid..mine stopped working... the start engine was trying to start the engine that's you it didn't stop turning due to the jumper cables...[ the big metal shiny thing that is behind the frame on the left side of the battery casing....
I think the same , Martian 74. The starter clutch in xtz is really a prob. ı have a '96 xtz , everything going perfect, till one day,I touch the starter and the starter clutch gets crazy! The mechanic here (which is enough old to see many xtx between 94 an 99 told me that it is a common defect with xtz660 94-99. and I believe so!! (now waiting for the part to change the starter clutch )
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