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by ted_rw
Fri Jan 12, 2018 11:22 am
Forum: Technical discussions
Topic: SMT: starting problems & where’s the starter relay?
Replies: 3
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Re: SMT: starting problems & where’s the starter relay?

Okay, I finally ventured into the freezing wasteland of the garage and located the starter solenoid, checked the earth connections etc - still slow cranking. So in went a Yuasa YTZ14S and it started instantly. Still looks a bit suspicious though, as this is battery no. 3 on a four year old bike with...
by ted_rw
Thu Jan 11, 2018 10:07 pm
Forum: Technical discussions
Topic: SMT: starting problems & where’s the starter relay?
Replies: 3
Views: 166

Re: SMT: starting problems & where’s the starter relay?

Good evening halfhide... The voltage on the battery pops up to >=14.5V on starting then idle, so I’m assuming that the reg/rec is okay. The battery (no 2, non-OEM, Motobatt) has a much lower CCA than the Yuasa YTZ14S, something like 160 cf 230. I remember reading somewhere that there has been a susp...
by ted_rw
Thu Jan 11, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: Technical discussions
Topic: SMT: starting problems & where’s the starter relay?
Replies: 3
Views: 166

SMT: starting problems & where’s the starter relay?

Hello all - I’ve had the slow-cranking-then-otherwise-healthy-battery-dies issue with my SMT, that a few other folk have commented on elsewhere. Basically the last battery lasted about 2k miles and it’s knackered. I suspect there’s an electrical/ECU issue behind this but I’d like to check over all e...