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Discussion in 'Tech Help' started by Geoff, May 1, 2016.

  1. Geoff
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    Hey all. Im installing a kickstarter in the SR250 and am just waiting on the lever to arrive. While mucking about with the bike this weekend, ive done something horribly wrong (as usual) and the electric start no longer works for some reason. I need the bike for commuting, and until the kickstart arrives ive got no issue with push starting as its pretty easy to kick over.

    Because i already have a battery eliminator, ive ditched the battery, installed the eliminator (basic plug and play is about as far as my electrical ability goes), but need to know if i can get rid of the starter relay? If the bike is kickstart only, is it still required?

    Heres hoping the lever gets here in the next few days =)
     
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    Depends what it does. On my bike, I believe it just cuts power to the headlights. If that's the case, I doubt you'd need it.

    Unplug the relay from the socket and see what happens?
     
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    Should be able to disconnect it to an extent. It might also be the provider of major electrons into the bike though, so you will need to do some thinking about that.

    They do more than disconnect headlights. One side is going to take huge amperage - more than switches can take - and direct those amps down to the starter.
     
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