Cranking speed?

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Cranking speed?

Post by herman » Mon Nov 10, 2014 6:34 pm

My newish 2yr old S10 does not crank over on the button very enthusiastically. Normally I would say the battery is on it's way out however it starts so quickly on the button that the battery does'nt have a chance to die if it was going to. :huh: I push the button and get that feeling I am going to be pushing the gert beastie but it is off and running no problem. Owners is this normal or should I be investigating some more? It has had a few long runs and only on one were heated gloves in use. It is under warranty . :)
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Re: Cranking speed?

Post by minkyhead » Mon Nov 10, 2014 6:42 pm

hi herman i had a starter problem recently ...weak turnover on a easy start engine ..it went on for a good while got weaker and then one day it appeared to pack in altogether
..it turned out that there was a bad earth in the chassis/engine to the starter ..when i earthed it properly it turns over ;ike a guddon..

you could run a thick earth from the battery to the starter chassis to see if it makes a difference . i know it sounds unlikley but thats what happened and the bike is fine starting now

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Re: Cranking speed?

Post by bowber » Mon Nov 10, 2014 6:49 pm

Like Steve said check the earth, also worth checking all connections to the starter as it's usually the highest load so will show a bad connection early on.

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Re: Cranking speed?

Post by big al » Mon Nov 10, 2014 6:51 pm

Hi Herman,
Sounds like a slightly lazy starter motor,
Have a look at the earth connections on starter and battery to frame. may be well worth a clean on the battery to frame and on starter motor.
Don't do to much to it though if it's still under warranty.
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Re: Cranking speed?

Post by Oop North John » Mon Nov 10, 2014 6:55 pm

I'd also add to the check the connections are good, clean and tight. I had some strange staerting problems on my R1100GS when I din't do up the earth strap tight enough :blush:

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Re: Cranking speed?

Post by herman » Mon Nov 10, 2014 9:23 pm

Thanks folks will have a prod at the terminals. I know the battery ones are fine as I fitted an optimate lead and the bike is fsh and super clean, or was.
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Re: Cranking speed?

Post by suzivstrom650 » Mon Nov 10, 2014 10:09 pm

Hi Herman'
My S10 does that too.Starter seems lazy but never fails to start!
Not sure if its a fault or if they are all like that?
Would be interested to find out! :blink:

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Re: Cranking speed?

Post by Oop North John » Tue Nov 11, 2014 5:51 am

herman wrote:Thanks folks will have a prod at the terminals. I know the battery ones are fine as I fitted an optimate lead and the bike is fsh and super clean, or was.
Did you notice the problem before, or after, fitting the optimate leads?

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Re: Cranking speed?

Post by herman » Tue Nov 11, 2014 3:42 pm

Well before thanks. Think I will ask the Americans if its common before making myself look a tit at the dealers.
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Re: Cranking speed?

Post by Bigtim » Tue Nov 11, 2014 3:49 pm

Herman

Mine is exactly the same and I actually got the dealer to look at it, he stripped and cleaned the starter cleaned all the connections and tightened them and its still exactly the same, never fails to start though.

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