Hey Thumper. No, it wasn't a short. Actually, I think it was the delay unit the dealer installed. What happened is that the bike had been sitting for awhile, and when I tried to start it, it wouldn't fire while cranking, but tried right at the moment I let off the button. I didn't figure this out right at first, and in my stubbornness, I over cranked it. I think that is when the solenoid heated up and stuck. Never happened again, but if it does, I'll be replacing the solenoid. I don't know if anyone else has had this experience with the delay switch malfunctioning, but someone is surely going to.
When I started by bike today, the starter solenoid stuck and the starter motor kept running, even after I shut the ignition off. I had to undo the nut on the starter motor to get it to stop. Didn't do it again all day. Maybe just from sitting. I was wondering if I should squirt some WD-40 in it.
this is a weird thought that went through my head what if a toggle switch was put in line? I had that on an old car of mine as a anti theft device.You could crank it, but until that switch was flipped it wouldn't start.Now, with the switch flipped to off, you could crank the RE engine, but until the switch is flipped, there is no power to the coil.Of course worst case scenario is you blow a head gasket or worse
Quote from: scotty on January 21, 2008, 11:31:03 AMthis is a weird thought that went through my head OK, so how about this with the Electra X's:You can't start it with the sidestand down - but the engine will turn over.So here's the process:Have your sidestand downPress the starter button so that the engine is turning overRetract sidestandand you're ready to go!
this is a weird thought that went through my head
You can't start it with the sidestand down - but the engine will turn over.You can disable the sidestand-kill switch by unplugging it.