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Old 09-27-2008, 10:27 AM   #1
 
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How to test a starter relay

Tools needed.
1. Continuity tester.
2. Two jumper wires.
3. Fully charged 12 volt battery.
4. Starter Switch Relay
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Re: How to test a starter relay

Make sure you have good 30amp fuse in the starter relay.

Step 1. Hook black jumper wire from 12 volt negative post of battery to green/red wire of terminal.

Step 2. Hook red jumper wire from 12 volt positive post of battery to yellow/red wire terminal. when you hook this wire up, You will hear a click. This clicking sound is the contacts in the starter relay.
SAFETY WARNING. Once starter relay is activated, only takes a minute and it will get extremly HOT. Remove red jumper wire as soon as test is completed.

Step 3. Use your continuity tester on the large terminals of the starter relay.
B is battery and M is starter motor.

There should be continuity between the large terminals while the battery is connected, and no continuity when the battery is disconnected.
Walla thats a simple way to test a starter relay on a RC51 honda

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Re: How to test a starter relay

I did this test with two new solenoid and they passed but, when I turn the key, my bike gets no power. All fuses checked out to be fine. So what I concluded was that the "RED" wire that connects to the solenoid is not getting power from the battery. Cause if connect that red wire (which is where the G/R and Y/R is) it worked. Basically I am by passing the solenoid, to power the bike.
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Re: How to test a starter relay

Hi...I am doing this test but as I connect the two cable to the batteries I cannot hear any click and actually I soon provoke a set of sparks....and the wires almost got burnt.

It is not the behaviour we are looking for, in a working relay, right? :-)
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Re: How to test a starter relay

Hi, im trying to start my bike and all i hear is "crrrr...crrrrr" sound. Could it be a damage relay??
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Originally Posted by redscorpion113 View Post
Hi, im trying to start my bike and all i hear is "crrrr...crrrrr" sound. Could it be a damage relay??

Is the battery fully charged?
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