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Zabolo

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Hard to start a bike
« on: May 12, 2018, 02:42:23 PM »

Hey everyone,

  I have GT125 2005 and theres a problem started to appear. It's almost impossible to start it with a starter, I can start with by push start (if thats how its called). When i press start it spins for a few times, then nothing. Theres everything ok with the battery. I dont know what else might cause this problem. Help?
« Last Edit: May 12, 2018, 03:52:26 PM by Zabolo »
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Re: Hard to start a bike
« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2018, 10:45:07 PM »

With the age of the bike it could be the starter motor on it's way out .
Could also be wiring or dodgy starter relay .
You will have to get a drawing (lots available here) and check the circuit out .
I am not 100% certain what you mean though , your description  of the fault is not very clear.
Do you mean it starts from the switch but the engine only turns over a couple of times and then it just stops ?
If that is the case , it is normally dodgy battery or starter .
You could try  putting a test light from the output of the starter relay to ground , start bike and see if the voltage drops off . If it does , starter relay fault or battery feed fault and if it stays on with the starter not working , starter motor fault or wiring to starter motor fault , probably  :)
It is something you need to check yourself although it is a pretty basic circuit so should be an easy fault to work out .
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Re: Hard to start a bike
« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2018, 01:21:32 PM »


Sounds like the earth lead from the engine casing to the battery.

I've put an additional earthing strap from the frame of the bike to the battery on my bike. Possibly that will help.
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Re: Hard to start a bike
« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2018, 02:32:52 PM »


Sounds like the earth lead from the engine casing to the battery.

I've put an additional earthing strap from the frame of the bike to the battery on my bike. Possibly that will help.
Could be .
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Re: Hard to start a bike
« Reply #4 on: May 13, 2018, 08:55:54 PM »


Sounds like the earth lead from the engine casing to the battery.

I've put an additional earthing strap from the frame of the bike to the battery on my bike. Possibly that will help.

I didn't understand what you mean, could you please explain what should I do? Thanks for the answers though.
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Re: Hard to start a bike
« Reply #5 on: May 14, 2018, 12:35:22 AM »


Sounds like the earth lead from the engine casing to the battery.

I've put an additional earthing strap from the frame of the bike to the battery on my bike. Possibly that will help.

I didn't understand what you mean, could you please explain what should I do? Thanks for the answers though.
You should have a cable going from the negative  ( - ) terminal on the battery to the engine / chassis of the bike . Nearly all auto circuits work on a return system from the engine/chassis . It saves running every cable back to the battery or main ground point .
Check through the forum and find a drawing (like I previously suggested) and you will see.
Take your seat off and follow the negative wire from the battery .
It should be a larger cable .
Cloud is talking about connecting another cable (maybe 10mm) from the battery negative to the steel frame of the bike . Don't drill any holes but find a bolt that is already bolted to the frame and use that .
You will find a few to choose from.
Although that could be your problem , it could also be a lot of other things but you have to start somewhere. Good luck  :)
« Last Edit: May 14, 2018, 12:51:58 AM by spit051261 »
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Re: Hard to start a bike
« Reply #6 on: May 15, 2018, 07:16:16 PM »

Problem solved, it turned out that my started was dead so I will buy a new one soon. Thanks for the help anyways.
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Re: Hard to start a bike
« Reply #7 on: May 15, 2018, 07:22:28 PM »

With the age of the bike it could be the starter motor  on its way out.
Do you mean it starts from the switch but the engine only turns over a couple of times and then it just stops ?
If that is the case , it is normally dodgy battery or starter .
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