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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 03-07-2011, 04:56 PM Thread Starter
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09 450er starting problems

hey guys just trying to figure out what is wrong with my quad. have an 09 trx 450er and just bought a new battery thinkin it was it. fired up fine and got out to the race and lap 2 into the woods the engine killed. tried starting it and all it would do was click. it would try and turn over but over time i just drained the battery. the neutral light shows up green but it wont turn over. im thinking maybe the start solenoid? any help i would greatly appreciate it.
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did the engine just die on its own or just from stalling somehow?
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i was pretty tired but i dont think i stalled it. i have a rekluse clutch so i didnt really stall it i dont think. this did this to me while i was in wv a few months ago so i thought it was the battery. guess i was wrong.. the clicking is on the solenoid and battery
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hmm. thats over my head.
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im thinking maybe the start solenoid?
I'm thinkng you are correct

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I wouldn't guess at anything. If you don't know how to test the battery, Take your battery to an auto parts store and have them test it. If it comes back good battery, just needed charged, then your charging system isn't working. I would never buy a battery" thinking" it was my problem. You're just throwing money away.

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agreed ^^^^^^^..have the battery tested..if it's gone..and you run a new battery...and it does it again..i would say your stator is bad..not re-charging your battery...it's not a good idea to run any bike either with a dead battery..or no battery at all...as this puts your stator..and reg/rec into over drive..thus..killing it in the long run.

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it was a quick fix to race. always wait until the last minute to do things. where is the stator located. do you not think its the solenoid?
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it was a quick fix to race. always wait until the last minute to do things. where is the stator located. do you not think its the solenoid?
You should definitely get a service manual if you are doing your own work.

As stated, get the battery tested or you're just guessing. If you don't get enough power (read cranking amps/voltage) to the solenoid, it will click as you describe.

Get the battery tested. If it's a bad battery, then you can move on in troubleshooting. Without a good battery, you will be chasing your tail. Sometimes you get lucky just replacing parts, other times, you can lose your wallet! Don't guess, and start with a clean known good battery and check back and tell us what you found.

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I agree, get a good battery and make sure all the battery cable connections are clean and tight. Then, if it still won't start, jump the two posts on the solenoid and see if it will start. If it starts then, your solenoid is likely bad. Note that a bad solenoid won't cause the engine to stall, but it can keep it from starting back.

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