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Hi,
when I turn the key to ON, everything gets ready and is fine. Battery is also good by the way.

But when I press the starter button, I immediately hear a semi-loud click (I guess somewhere near the seat where the battery is) and all electricity is out. No cranking at all, it just kills the electric circuit completely. Like some kind of switch goes off.

After some time at least 15 minutes it gets back to normal and I can turn on the bike again, but when I try to start the engine, same thing happens. I cleaned the battery contacts so that does not seem to be the problem, I also holded them when starting and the click sound doesn't come from batterycontacts.

Please advise if you have any suggestions how to solve this issue.

Many Thanks!
M
 

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Sounds like the starter solenoid may have gone bad, or have bad connections. Can you do a continuity check with a multimeter?
 

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Hi,
when I turn the key to ON, everything gets ready and is fine. Battery is also good by the way.

But when I press the starter button, I immediately hear a semi-loud click (I guess somewhere near the seat where the battery is) and all electricity is out. No cranking at all, it just kills the electric circuit completely. Like some kind of switch goes off.

After some time at least 15 minutes it gets back to normal and I can turn on the bike again, but when I try to start the engine, same thing happens. I cleaned the battery contacts so that does not seem to be the problem, I also holded them when starting and the click sound doesn't come from batterycontacts.

Please advise if you have any suggestions how to solve this issue.

Many Thanks!
M
Sounds like your battery may not be holding a charge. You should have it load tested.
 

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How did you determine the battery is fine? As MM suggested, you need to test it under load. A 12 V battery should read 12.7 V (100% charged) or more before cranking, and 10 V or more during cranking (under load). Anything less and it's not functioning properly.

Battery would be my first guess. Starter Solenoid and connections, as jsonder mentioned, would be next.
 

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Guys, it might actually be a problem with the wiring. I had a similar issue with my older bike. I changed 2 batteries and nothing changed. So in case you are sure that the battery is fine, you are either having a problem with the starter solenoid, as someone said above, or maybe some other wiring problems. Back when my bike was having similar problems, when I changed the battery, it would run for a couple of meters, and then it started to turn on and off the lights chaotically, and then it just shut down. I had to find a great electrician, who could actually fix it. So i called for the services of a guy working at Electrician | Electricial Contractor - Richmond VA - Residential, Commercial. It was a certain wiring problem, don't really remember what was that, however since then it was just fine.
 

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only way to know for sure in less than 5-minutes is to measure voltage of battery before and during cranking. Certainly saves time and money over buying 2nd battery only to confirm it's not battery.
 
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