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Hey all, 

My 1998 DR650 with 29K miles has been hard to start for quite some time now. The starter turns slow, and it goes through a battery every year. I've taken the valve cover off twice to inspect the compression release and it seems fine, but it's possible I'm missing something. The compression release appears to not be stuck or bound up in any way, valve clearances have been checked. I cleaned the rotor on the starter as well. I guess I could try a new brush set but they looked ok. Any ideas?

 

THanks!

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Check the main connectors on the wiring harness. As the tabs become corroded, resistance increases, and the symptoms you are seeing crop up.

Good luck

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