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post #1 of 6 Old 04-17-2009, 03:49 PM Thread Starter
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starter motor keeps trying to crank even with key off

my starter just started to crank after my bike stalled, now even with the key off it continues to crank when the battery is connected, anybody got any ideas

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My Honda used to do that. Old bike, but whenever it did, I would flip the kill switch a few times and it stopped. ???

Probably won't work, but worth a shot.




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Either faulty starter relay (solenoid) or ignition switch.

Disconnect the ignition wire from the relay, re connect battery and see if it activates the starter. If it does, then it's the relay. If it doesn't, then touch the ignition wire to it's relay terminal. If it activates the relay, then it's pretty much the switch or in the switch circuit.

Continuing with the key off makes me think relay.
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Continuing with the key off makes me think relay.
I think you're right.. The other thing I'd check is if the starter continues after flipping the kill switch. I think that's in between the starter and the relay.
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well i got it to work i believe the soleniod was sticking to be honest i just pulled everything and plugged everything back in and it was ok. yea i had an 80's honda magna that used to do it but if you let it sit with the battery off it stopped. anyway took it for a ride no repeat problems.... but my license plate did get ripped off and i didn't notice for about 7 miles...

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