Starter Relay - no longer required!

Starter Relay - no longer required!

Postby MickeyMoto » 22 Jun 2020 20:28

My starter relay clicks but no current to the starter. If I short the terminals the starter turns the motor. The 'leg' is bit loose.

If anybody has a working one they want to sell, please let me know.

In the meantime, I'll have a peek inside and see what's happening.

Mike.
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Re: Starter Relay

Postby P.I. Staker » 22 Jun 2020 21:17

Worth stripping down, you may just find it needs a bit of a clean up internally.
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Re: Starter Relay

Postby harrymuffin » 23 Jun 2020 09:16

Fit a kawasaki one, £8 off ebay, will take the current and robustly made, outlasts the light weight stuff from italy.
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Re: Starter Relay

Postby MickeyMoto » 23 Jun 2020 09:49

Probably not worth the hassle of stripping it for £8!

I'll do a search.

Thanks,

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Re: Starter Relay

Postby Steve Brown » 23 Jun 2020 20:17

The new option is definitely the way to go. The originals are pretty crummy!
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Re: Starter Relay

Postby MickeyMoto » 23 Jun 2020 20:51

Well Steve, the relay is a Bosch and is good quality. I took it to bits and found the problem. The contacts weren't touching. Out with the relay contact file and a pair of pliers and now contacts square on contact and an air gap between the armature and the relay.

Reassembled and hey presto, engine fires up 'on the button'.

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Re: Starter Relay - no longer required!

Postby Daddy Dom » 23 Feb 2021 04:11

The new option is definitely the way to go. The originals are pretty crummy!


I'm with MickeyMoto - Bosch is far from pretty crummy but possibly the one Steve is referencing had already been replaced by something crummy?

After rebuilding my starter-motor and fitting HD shoes, it all worked but then I got the "death-click". I've just cleaned the contacts and bish bash ... :D
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Re: Starter Relay - no longer required!

Postby Steve Brown » 23 Feb 2021 11:18

I'd agree a Bosch relay shouldn't be crummy. Not sure that's what the originals were though? CEV I would expect-I'll look closer at my stash of removed, tired and emotional originals. They must be worth a fortune on the 100% original restoration market by now.
I've had two of the originals where the contacts welded themselves together which results in a starter motor happily motoring away till you can get to the battery and disconnect it. That's fun! So as a spoil sport I always replace the originals with a Chinese copy of the Japanese types fitted to big V twins. Never had a problem since.
I really must get some starter shoes relined though, it's not as if I don't have time to remove them right now.
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Re: Starter Relay - no longer required!

Postby 3potjohn » 23 Feb 2021 15:21

My relay welded it’s contacts at my only Cadwell stint. 260 miles each way is my feeble excuse for a single visit even if it is in the land of my father’s, for want of a better description. I had to kick it to make it stop. I stripped one and repaired it which worked for a bit. Another old one is on now. As I always seem to encounter a monsoon on the M5 ( at the well named Bath junction) I am amazed not to see it short out.
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Re: Starter Relay - no longer required!

Postby Ming » 24 Feb 2021 07:52

Steve Brown wrote:... I always replace the originals with a Chinese copy of the Japanese types fitted to big V twins. Never had a problem since...


:lol: :lol: :lol: Very good ar kid - nearly spilt me kipper tie!
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