Dt125re starter relay problems I think!
Hi guys having a really annoying problem with my dt125re
When pressing the electric start button all I get is a click and the same click again when releasing the button, iv checked all fuses and swapped battery still just clicking?
Bike will bump start no problem just not ideal. Especially after 12 hour shift running down car park with it.
I’ve checked start solenoid/relay, what my mate reckons it’s that but iv read if it clicks it still works
Any help much appreciated as the bikes look a state at the minute ![0_1518255274899_image.jpg](Uploading 11%)
Calum last edited by
You'll have to get a multimeter out to check whether or not it's the relay. Sometimes this occurs when there isn't enough current flowing. This could be due to wires wiggling lose so be sure to check for any lose wires.
I'd also recommend retro fitting a kick start to your engine, it'll will be worth it in the long run.
Usually they're scarce but it would seem there is a lot on the market at the moment. That last one comes with the idle gear which you will need.
You will also need a kick start lever as well.
Test the relay with a meter and see if it's going open when you press the button.
It could also be bad contacts on the starter switch, they are after all exposed to the elements.
Thanks Callum will get all wires etc checked today haven’t got a anything to test the relay with me so might have to wait to test was thinking about the kickstart but will have to wait till iv got the spare cash
Calum last edited by
@bradt Definitely worth it mate. Was the first thing I did to my RE. Familiarise yourself with the guide on this forum before you start.
A multimeter is literally only a couple of quid and something you'll need time and time again.
It should be one of thesse things:
- Bad battery
- Bad relay, it can be sooted inside, so its still clicking and "working", but no connection is made.
You can hook up a big wire from the + on the battery, directly to the starter motor as a test. If the starter motor turns over, the battery should be fine. Beware,it will spark a bit because of the high amp draw from the startermotor.
Thanks again will try the wire and test battery where about on the starter motor should I connect this wire ?
@bradt just bridge the 2 big terminals on the starter relay. Use a pair of insulated pliers or a screwdriver
Irongamer727 last edited by
See if the starter is properly earthed.
Did you figure out the problem, i have the same issue. I tested the + cable thats going down to the starter, and found out that the relay was working.
I end up buying an aftermarket start motor off eBay for £65 brand new fixed the problem my old motor was seized up and unable to turn hope this helps