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I have a GPX 250 Ninja which will not start. I just get a buzzing noise from the RHS near the 30 amp fuse. The rev counter moves but nothing else does. I have checked the battery and its OK. Do you have any advice ?
 

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First check all the wires that are attached to the Starter Selenoid (Magnetic switch) (this is the part with the 30 Amp fuse on top)) for poor contacts clean up as required.

Make sure you have a good earth from the battery to the Frame/Engine.
And a good connection from the Battery positive terminal down to the Selenoid.

If all is ok and you still get the Buzzing then it is most likely the Selenoid at fault.

One last thing to test is that the Battery is ok by bridging out the Selenoid..

On top of the Selenoid are two large terminals where the thick red cables are attached, One from the Battery positive terminal and one down to the Starter motor.
You need to bridge these two with something like a pair of pliers one jaw on one terminal then open the pliers until the other jaw will touch down onto the other terminal, There will be some sparks as you touch the second terminal so the best method is to make a good quick connection and the starter will crank the motor.
You only need to make this connection for say ONE SECOND as this is all it takes for the starter to crank when the connection is made.
If the starter cranked then your Selenoid is the problem.
If it didn't then suspect the battery.

DON'T TRY THIS UNLESS YOU ARE CONFIDENT
!!! If you touch the pliers by accident to an earth when one jaw is on the Battery positive cable on the Selenoid then you could risk the Battery EXPLODING.

You don't need the Ignition switched on for this test as the bridge cuts out this part of the system.
 

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Battery OK?

Have you tested the battery under a load? If you put a meter on the battery it should read about 12 or above Vdc...then while in Neutral and the meter is touching the battery hit your starter switch again and see what your Vdc is...IF it drops below then replace the battery...it is the weakest link...that and the battery contacts. IF yor lights come on when you turn the ignition swith on. I would pull ALL of your fuses and only have the ignition fuse in for starting the bike then after it is running push the others in one at a time. Let us know what you find...as the forum is a learning tool for everyone using it. Be sure to check that your kickstand switch lockout has a clean contact as well. whe you take the wire off the contact should be cleaned and then reinstalled...we have seen this before on start up problems when the bike is put into gear it dies...
 

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Thanks for all your ideas. It was a combination of a dead startermotor solenoid and a weak battery. Once I replaced both I have had no problems.
Cheers.
 

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Does this sound like the same issue to you.
I went to start bike one morning and battery was dead. I then put another battery in and heard the same noise coming from the solonoid.
 

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Maybe, but not likely.

You should start a new thread describing your motorcycle (year, etc) and the issues you are facing.
 
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