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i turn the key and get no response i tried to jump stating thinking the battery and i checked the two fuses on the battery all good
the only thing i van think off the top of my head is the starter

i think this as to when i did start the machine there was a hesitation and then it started that was the last time.

any ideas will be help full

thank you paul
 

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Try this:

Starter Solenoid Checkout

Some simple steps to determine what is working and what's not:

1.Fully charge and test the battery(most bike shops can load test the battery, and then use a floating ball hydrometer to check specific gravity in the charged cells).

2.Clean all battery terminals of corrosion.

3.Tighten all starting related connections(Positive RED(+) battery terminal, Negative BLACK(-)terminal) and from the terminal to the engine case. All connections must be clean and tight.

4.Clean the cable from the starter solenoid to the starter motor.

5.Clean and check the "bullet connectors" going to the coil side of the starter solenoid.

6.Try again to start the bike.

7.If no luck, go to step #8

8.Wearing eye protection, bridge with pliers or a screwdriver the two heavy duty(large)terminals on the solenoid. If the bike cranks, your solenoid may be bad.

9. If the starter won’t turn over, one of several things has happened; The starter motor has seized due to brushes binding up, lack of lubrication in the bushings of the motor, the battery is weak , the engine has seized or it could be a combination of any of the above. Some websites for starter motor rebuild kits are:
A. RICK'S MOTORSPORT ELECTRIC STARTER BRUSHES
B.starter motor repair kits

10.The dealer may want $$$ for a new solenoid, but take your old one along and visit the nearest riding lawn mower shop. They have solenoids for about $15 that with a little work will fit.

11. I’d recommend upgrading from the existing battery cables to at least 6 gauge welding cables.
They are available in two colors(RED and BLACK) have more flexibility due to being constructed with finer conductors, and will fit in tighter areas.

12. The welding cable is sold by the foot ,so take careful measurements or bring your old cables along. Most battery shops might be able to supply the cable too, so call to find out. The battery shop should be able to crimp/swage on the end of the welding cable the terminal ends or lugs using either a dedicated crimping machine or a tool that looks like a bolt cutter that has special dies to terminate the cable.


Check for an engine start/stop switch and a possible clutch interlock switch(on most Kawasaki street bikes, the clutch needs to be squeezed to start the engine).
 

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Discussion Starter · #3 ·
i bridged the solenoid with a large screwdriver the starter spun quickly

i thank you for all your input

one other question can i take off the torque converter cover without any problems as i see this is in the way of the starter looks like 9 bolts/screws will i need a replacement casket when i remove this cover.
 

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This may sound alittle foolish but could there be a loose/grounded wire. I was ready to change the starter on mine only to find out I had a wire grounding out on me. Fixed the wire and no problems since. Just my 2 cents
 
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