Starter motor will not turn
Ok so yet another problem with my 2000 gsxr 750.
I had taken the covers off the right hand side to check that my crank position sensor wasn't loose. I reassembled the covers and had done a few other bits trying to chase an electrical fault (CHEC light post) this included taking off the instrument cluster, disconnecting all the electrical connectors on the right side for the instrument cluster, ignition barrel etc and giving them a spray with contact cleaner.
My problem is that the starter motor will not turn. I was worried that i had misaligned a gear or something so currently i have the engine covers off again to eliminate the engine itself from being seized (turns with a ratchet) so the starter motor is not connected to anything mechanically in terms of the engine etc.
When i press the starter i hear a click from the starter relay and the dash shuts off. The starter motor will not turn when it clicks. I have tried touching the starter motor briefly directly to the battery positive terminal by using the wire from the starter relay to the starter motor but it just sparks and the starter will not turn.
The battery voltage is around 12.7 volts, and had dropped to 12.4 after trying a few times. I have a new battery on order and should arrive tomorrow.
In an attempt to see if the starter motor was seized i used a set of mole grips to turn the shaft and it does turn but is difficult. How easy should the shaft of a starter motor rotate?
Is this likely to be a dead starter motor or a dead starter relay? Or am i missing an electrical connection somewhere that could be faulty?
Last edited by Ross46; 08-06-2019 at 10:51 AM.
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