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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 04-18-2017 Thread Starter
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Electric starter

So I just fully charged my battery and trying my electric starter and it'll just make a click noise then I'll hold the left brake and it'll make a lot of clicking noises kinda like it's farting, what could be the issue? Thanks guys.


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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 04-19-2017 Thread Starter
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Re: Electric starter

Anyone have any info on electric starters ?


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I'll post a. Video when I get home at 9 pacific


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post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old 04-19-2017
Re: Electric starter

Find your starter solinoid, short across the two big posts to see if the engine turns over. If it does you have a bad one. The starter is also a generator, it has 4 brushes, two for starting and two for making power to charge the battery. The armature could be bad or your brushes worn out. There not very good quality. We all take our starter housings off and just use the rope starter. The housing & magnets add a lot of weight and the magnets rob power from the engine.
You could run LED lights off the battery and charge the battery when they get low.

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Re: Electric starter

My bike can only go 20-25 max lol wish these 49ccs were faster


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post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old 04-20-2017
Re: Electric starter

You need a 6hp piston port instead of a less than 3hp stock engine. Sounds like your battery does not have the amps to turn over the engine. If it sat for more than a month and the battery level dropped to low the battery is no good even if you charge it and it says 12 volts, got to have them amps. Charge your battery full and have it load tested at an auto parts store. It's like a car battery have to keep it fully charged 24/7 or it will go bad. I keep float charger on my batteries in the winter, when the 12v ( 13.7 volt ) battery drops below 12.5 volts it charges it back to 13.7.
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You need a 6hp piston port instead of a less than 3hp stock engine. Sounds like your battery does not have the amps to turn over the engine. If it sat for more than a month and the battery level dropped to low the battery is no good even if you charge it and it says 12 volts, got to have them amps. Charge your battery full and have it load tested at an auto parts store. It's like a car battery have to keep it fully charged 24/7 or it will go bad. I keep float charger on my batteries in the winter, when the 12v ( 13.7 volt ) battery drops below 12.5 volts it charges it back to 13.7.


So here's a video of what it's doing now man, let me know what I should do


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post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 04-21-2017
Re: Electric starter

I still think you need a new battery, you can here the starter solenoid clicking trying to turn over the engine, and the battery cannot produce enough amps to turn it over. You need a $7 voltmeter from H/F Tools so you can test the wires and voltage. New, the big wire off the alum starter housing puts out 13.7 volts running, if the meter reads 12.5 volts or less, time to look for a new starter housing unit. Here is a hot rod engine I just finished.
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