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Old 13-11-2006, 05:23 PM   #1
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Thumbs down Electric Start Problem

I have quite a strange question i wonder if anyone can help me.
I have a Orion Rampage 110cc manual pit bike and when i try to use the electric start it doesnt seem to work.
When i put the key in and turn and press the start button with the fuel on and the ignition switch pressed but nothing happens.
It doesnt even attempt to turn over.
But this is the strange bit.
When i kick start the bike and it is running in neutral if i pull the front brake and press the start button it makes a noise as if electric is running through something.
But then if i turn the bike off and hold the brake in and press the button not a sound!!
Please help
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Old 13-11-2006, 06:38 PM   #2
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my mate had 1 and it wont work try pullin the clutch in then press the button c if that works
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Old 13-11-2006, 06:59 PM   #3
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i know...try the clutch idea cos thatsn the way proper bikes do it.

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Old 13-11-2006, 07:09 PM   #4
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Those are the classic symptoms of a failing battery, just enough juice to allow a kickstart then, as the alternator charges it up a bit you'll get some life from it on trying to restart it.

If its a 12v battery a opposed to a 6v, then give it a charge with a car Charger, if it still dont respond then the battery is knackerd.
Also check for a voltage at the starter terminals with a bulb or meter, press the starter and it should light up or give a reading on a meter.

Just cos the bike starts on kick doesent mean the battery is alright, if its something new thats happened its almost certainly the battery.

Some bike wont start on electric when in gear for obviuos reasons,thats why pulling in the clutch will get a start.

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Old 13-11-2006, 07:30 PM   #5
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Thanks for everyones help.

No it dont work when i hold clutch and brake down. i will just have to charge it i think


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Old 14-11-2006, 09:15 PM   #6
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Were finding alot of people prefer not to have electric start anymore?
How often do the elctrics fail on your bikes?
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