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Old 06-03-2009, 09:49 AM   #1
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Default Starter locks and stays on all by it self

Strangest thing happened last night,

Was in my house and heard my bike trying to start (72 CB350). I ran outside and realized I had left the keys in my bike and my starter was constantly turning over! It wouldn't stop, even if I hit the kill switch.

Of course it turned off when I removed the key, but whenever I insert it and turn the starter just keeps on going by it self. Luckily it didn't burn out but I have no clue what's up? Anyone have any ideas on what's going on?
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Old 06-03-2009, 09:53 AM   #2
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Maybe the handlebar switch is stuck or maybe the starter solenoid has lunched it. If the wire from the solenoid to the switch has rubbed through the insulation and is grounding that would cause the same problem.
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Old 06-03-2009, 10:11 AM   #3
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Yep. It's a short in the starter circuit. Could be anything shorting from the starter button on down. Disconnect the starter and get the VOM out and check all the wires including the starter button.
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Old 06-03-2009, 10:21 AM   #4
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+ 2, I think.

First guess, sticking or bad starter relay.

Second guess, sticking or bad starter switch(button).
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Old 06-03-2009, 11:26 AM   #5
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Cool I'll take that sucker apart and see what's up
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Old 06-17-2009, 04:01 PM   #6
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Problem solved by whapping the starter with a BFW.
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Old 06-17-2009, 04:27 PM   #7
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Problem solved by whapping the starter with a BFW.
I was going to recommend that. Nothing a hammer or open end adjustable wrench (see Mr. Escobar I was paying attention in auto shop) cant fix with a good whack.
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