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TT600RE - starter solenoid – where to buy?

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The starter solenoid (starter relay) in my 2005 TT600RE has gone south. I have been buying my parts from Wemoto, but they don’t have it.

Who is good in OEM Yamaha parts? Where should I buy?
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£36 quid from your local Yamaha dealer ESB in Bolton for me. I bought one and thought it had gone again so got an auto electrician down to look at it and it wasnt the relay in the first place but a dodgy/dirty connector behind the headlamp so make sure it is the relay.

They got the part for me in two days.
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Thanks Panzer

I’m pretty sure it is the solenoid. When I press the button, the solenoid “clicks”. Sometimes the bike starts, and sometimes not (the start motor doesn’t respond). When the bike doesn’t start I can bridge the solenoid and the start motor will wake up, and the engine will start.

Unfortunately my local Yamaha dealer went bankrupt last year. I don’t know much about the guys that took over.. so if I can find a really good on-line supplier I will use them….

Do you still have your old solenoid you thought was broken?
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Guys guys.. this is the most common problem on XT's and TT's...
When the regulator/rectifier starts to fail, the next failling part is the solenoid!

Check all your wiring for any bad earth or simply corroded connections and clean it all!

Do you have any friends with XT's or TT's? swap the regulator/rectifier, and the battery as your's is probably too weak already.

Try to turn on the bike!

If it won't start and only make that click sound your solenoid is dead.

My suggestion is to get a new regulator/rectifier AND the solenoid!

One thing I'm going to do before I completely reassembly my XT is to test the wiring harness for any damaged wiring and replace each damaged wire!


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Thanks Panzer

I’m pretty sure it is the solenoid. When I press the button, the solenoid “clicks”. Sometimes the bike starts, and sometimes not (the start motor doesn’t respond). When the bike doesn’t start I can bridge the solenoid and the start motor will wake up, and the engine will start.

Unfortunately my local Yamaha dealer went bankrupt last year. I don’t know much about the guys that took over.. so if I can find a really good on-line supplier I will use them….

Do you still have your old solenoid you thought was broken?
Ah mine didnt make the clicking noise it just worked randomly for awhile I diagnosed it myself err wrongly no doubt I still got the original one but after spending £36 on it I may as well keep it as a spare, My mate who is an auto electrician only charged £15 and he tends to find faults very quickly so unless you're very sure its that Maybe worth having it checked by an electrician ?
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Thanks guys, very good info.

I might be wrong, but for now I am pretty sure the solenoid itself is the problem. It always “clicks” when I push the button, but only seems to connect the starting circuit now and then. The voltage to the battery is normal when the bike is running, and the battery itself has good power. The starter motor turns strongly when it reacts at all. It works well or not at all if you know what I mean.

I did order a solenoid today, I should get it in a few days.

Thanks again, it is always really helpful to get some input from you guys.
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Thanks guys, very good info.

I might be wrong, but for now I am pretty sure the solenoid itself is the problem. It always “clicks” when I push the button, but only seems to connect the starting circuit now and then. The voltage to the battery is normal when the bike is running, and the battery itself has good power. The starter motor turns strongly when it reacts at all. It works well or not at all if you know what I mean.

I did order a solenoid today, I should get it in a few days.

Thanks again, it is always really helpful to get some input from you guys.
As you probably know from reading the forum or even your own experiences the wiring/connectors seem crap on these bikes so after my mate fixed it I separated every connector on the bike cleaned up some of the slightly dodgy ones and put loads of petroleum jelly on them and its given me a certain piece of mind. when you say it only connects to the starting circuit now and then could indicate a bad connection. Ive not had these problems on any of my bikes before and I used to run nearly 30 year old RD's ( fuse boxes fell apart on them though )
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