Kawasaki World banner

starter problems!!! anyone??? please read/reply!

5206 Views 14 Replies 8 Participants Last post by  nedragr
OK, here is the deal guys. My 01 has been doing some wierd shit with the starter. Typically, it is worse after warming up, but sometimes cold as well, I press the starter button and the starter spools for a sec, that ziiiinnnngggg. It kicks back and disengages. Sounds to me like a bad solenoid. I do have a PC111r on the bike and NO, I don't have any advance added. Now, it didn't start immediately after I added the pc but I put the pc on right after break in last October. Anyway, I took it to the dealership and wanted them to look at it under warranty a few months ago when it did it randomly, and they were like "oh, it's the Power Commander doing it, these bikes don't do that on their own." , and they refuse to even look at it unless I remove the PC and leave the bike with them for "well, it will probably be a week or so before we can look at it". What kind of BS is that?! Anyway, like I said the PC has no advance dialed in to be causing a kickback like that, hell, I have even tried dialing in a little retard, but the problem is getting worse and worse. I am about to tell the dealership to fix my F-ing 12 or I am going to call Kawasaki about this crap. I guess I was just wondering if anyone else has had this or a similar starter problem so I can be somewhat informed before I bring the wrath of God down on them, or am I just having a freak problem with my bike that no one else has heard about?????? PLEASE HELP!!!!!

1 - 1 of 15 Posts
Mine has down this a couple times as well. Usually just trying a couple times and it will clear itsself and start right it. It doesn't act like its a low battery or anything. It just kind of kicks back like tooo much compression.

It's True The Way I Feel

Promised By Your Face

The Sound Of Your Voice

Painted On My Memories

Even If Your Not With Me

I'm With You

See less See more
1 - 1 of 15 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.