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    98 yamaha xl 1200

    Hello.installed new battery after trying to jump old/defective one and now the starter ingages as soon as i connect neg.cable.anyone have any info what i screwd up?


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    I would say bad solenoid

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    Was the motor running on the vehicle you were jumping from? That would be sending 14.4 to the ski. I've seen it blow voltage regulators on motorcycles, but not sure what it would wipe out on a ski.

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    No we used battery charger

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    How can you check to see if it's working ok?

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    Probably a starter relay (solenoid) sticking. But you can pull all the fuses to eliminate anything else. If it still trying to start when you connect the ground it's time to bust open the electric box and replace the solenoid.

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    You could unhook the small wire from the solenoid and check for power. If it is hot the switch is sending power back try to start and the switch is bad. If it's not then the solenoid is bad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve.m View Post
    Hello.installed new battery after trying to jump old/defective one and now the starter ingages as soon as i connect neg.cable.anyone have any info what i screwd up?
    just replace the solenoid , it will fix the problem.

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