Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Port St Joe, FL
Starter problem when hot
Last week picked up an issue where the starter struggled a little bit to crank the engine over, but it started and off I went. Stopped at my destination for about 15 mins, tried to restart and it would try to turn over but wouldn't completely turn over. 2 or three more attempts and it finally turned over and started. Sounded very much like a weak battery. A week later... everything checks out good, bike cranks over fine when cold, not so much when hot. I can ride the bike, shut it off, and it will crank right back up if I try immediately. However if I wait 10 or 15 mins it acts like it's dragging, like a weak battery. I assume the starter or solenoid are getting heat soaked and this is causing my issue. Cleaned all connections, new battery (it was time anyway), new breaker. Am I looking at a bad starter or solenoid... or both? Try the solenoid first since it's cheap and easy? If it ends up being the starter, anyone have a good link to pick one up and is there a remove/replace tutorial out there?
Thanks ahead for any help.
2011 Cross Country, Blue, 1" drop, D&D's, 21", raked tree, RF amp and HCX 6.5's