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Re: Need help with my (2001 kawasaki eliminator bn125a)

Posted: Thu Jan 12, 2017 8:05 pm
by GS_in_CO
Danielboone wrote:Can't voltage test until I get it to crank and right now all it does is click after shutting down on me on interstate not trying to aggravate you just i cant even get it started even when i jump start it or anything but click sucks

Edit- You can't start it if the battery is depleted. Did you recharge it since it died?

Edit- Describe precisely "jump start" From what? To what?

What does the battery voltage read? What does the battery voltage read when you push the starter button?

Re: Need help with my (2001 kawasaki eliminator bn125a)

Posted: Fri Jan 13, 2017 12:32 am
by Danielboone
Ill tell you all the voltage readings tomorrow my voltage reader stoped working got get new one and i jump starter with jumping cable will it was off the bike in my hands with jumping cables in a 12 volt battery putting red on the part were positive goes and grond clamp on the bolt hole and the starter spent over but when put on bike don work but ill give you all the voltage readings tomorrow afternoon thanks for all the help

Re: Need help with my (2001 kawasaki eliminator bn125a)

Posted: Fri Jan 13, 2017 12:10 pm
by GS_in_CO
If you are jumpering from a car battery the question is whether jumping to your battery provides enough power to spin the starter.

With a good external battery you could just disconnect your battery from the system and clamp to your battery cables. But if it doesn't start this would leave some uncertainty about the quality of the clamping connection.

We want to know if power is getting thru the starter relay. But again, since the bike died while running, a failing starter relay CANNOT cause that symptom..... so we go back to battery that isn't getting charged while the bike is running as the most likely cause of the problem.

Re: Need help with my (2001 kawasaki eliminator bn125a)

Posted: Sat Jan 14, 2017 3:37 pm
by Danielboone
Voltage of battery fully charger 13.25
Voltage of battery hooked up and press botton drops to 6.07

Re: Need help with my (2001 kawasaki eliminator bn125a)

Posted: Sat Jan 14, 2017 3:39 pm
by Danielboone
Voltage of battery fully charger 13.25
Voltage of battery hooked up and press botton drops to 6.07

Re: Need help with my (2001 kawasaki eliminator bn125a)

Posted: Sat Jan 14, 2017 6:06 pm
by GS_in_CO
Bad or badly discharged battery. Typical car is about 12.5 before cranking but with ignition on and about 10V while cranking.
Not sure what a bike should be but I guarantee 6V isn't going to do the job.

(hope you can read thru the site issues)

Re: Need help with my (2001 kawasaki eliminator bn125a)

Posted: Sat Jan 14, 2017 7:12 pm
by Danielboone
Thankg got it it was in side motor

Re: Need help with my (2001 kawasaki eliminator bn125a)

Posted: Sat Jan 14, 2017 7:38 pm
by GS_in_CO
starter motor? or motorcycle engine? I'd like to know what it was for my further knowlege.

Re: Need help with my (2001 kawasaki eliminator bn125a)

Posted: Mon Mar 18, 2019 3:54 am
by tiyaray
A controller is a gadget that controls charging. On the off chance that you have a controller, you have something that is intended to charge the battery (there are special cases yet they are very impossible for your situation). Cruisers don't have 'alternators' like autos do - which means - a different turning bit of apparatus more often than not belt driven. The cruiser alternator segments are typically under spreads on the motor along the edge.