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2017 500 EXC-F...the starter relay just clicks

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2017 500 EXC-F...the starter relay just clicks when I try to start the bike. The battery is good @ 13.3v, fuel pump primes when I turn the key on and it will bump start fine.

Suggestions?

Thanks in advance.

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FOUND THE PROBLEM...I checked every wire and connection on the bike that could have any relation to the starter and relay and key switch....EXCEPT for the wire that comes off the relay to the starter because that would never come loose, right?.  WRONG, the nut was about to fall off and it wasn't making a good connection. After tightening it, the bike fired right up. Whew!!

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Starter clicking is almost 100% loose wires or a low battery especially on a new bike.

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On ‎5‎/‎19‎/‎2017 at 8:54 AM, Burnrider said:

Starter clicking is almost 100% loose wires or a low battery especially on a new bike.

It wasn't the starter clicking.  It was the starter relay clicking but yes, you are correct.  I checked the cables to the battery and on the bottom of the relay but not the cable to the starter..  Adding this to my regular maintenance checklist!!  LOL

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