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All Technical Issues / Re: won't start
« on: February 01, 2018, 19:43:46 PM »
thanks for the info, another thing I'll check out....

you're right, i should be riding, we are in the middle of the hottest summer on record, (nice work Global warming) and I'll I see on the road is smiling bikers.

All Technical Issues / Re: won't start
« on: February 01, 2018, 07:13:28 AM »
To be honest. It still holds charge, even with almost 0 battery fluid in it. It's the weirdest thing I have seen in a long while.

Looks like regulator/ rectifier as i get 15.2V at 3000rpm.

then again, i changed the r/r and still had the same, could possibly be alternator wiring. I'm looking at changing that next......

nothing like a challenge.

pity tho, i had a rally to go to this weekend, 450km round trip. I'm not overly keen on getting that far from home only to find it wont start for the ride home.

the battle continues.

All Technical Issues / Re: won't start
« on: November 26, 2017, 22:23:02 PM »
Thanks guys for your help.

I feel like a real rookie......I tried jump-starting the bike, and yep, it fired up immediately... :banana:..

Oddly, I thought I had tested everything as well as I could to prove the battery was okay. Voltage was sitting at 13.7, 12.5 under load. The starter motor worked fine out of the bike, and with the apparent lock up of the drive train, I got sidetracked chasing a fault that wasn't there.

I pulled the battery out of the bike, and found it was completely dry, no electrolyte at all. ROOKIE......

New battery and we are back in business...

Thanks again for all the advice.

All Technical Issues / Re: won't start
« on: November 09, 2017, 20:39:49 PM »
thanks rob,

Yeah I tried the basic stuff first. Last night I tried replacing the starter motor with the one from my donor bike. No luck, same result. You're right, it was a tricky job to reach the bolt on the left, but determination always wins.

The starter relay just chatters and no sign of the engine even turning.

I'm starting to think the engine has seized, but cant understand why it would.

I can't even budge the rear wheel with the bike in gear. which I would have thought would have been possible, although I never tried this when it was running fine.

Not sure what to try next....

All Technical Issues / won't start
« on: November 09, 2017, 05:17:45 AM »
Ok, so i have left my bike sitting over the winter. Did a bit of maintenance before starting it, oil, battery and fluids etc. Went for a short ride, just a 10-15km or so, came home with no dramas.
I went to start it today, and no love for me.

It doesn't crank at all. but the starter relay fires. there's 12.7v in the battery and around 11 under load. All electrics look okay, lights, dash etc, all good. however for some reason gear selection is completely stuffed. I can find first, then back to neutral, then second, no further change up, then back to neutral, and no first.
Rocking the bike in gear loosens the gear selection and first is okay, then upwards selection is out of whack.

Has anyone else ever heard of anything like this?

I did notice last season when riding i missed a gear change 5-6, which i thought was odd at the time, as it has never missed a beat before this, but only happened once and seemed okay from then on.

Kinda hoping this is not transmission, as I am no mechanic, and wifey doesn't see the need for a workshop bill....I do have a donor bike, so have changed out the starter relay, no luck though.

Starter motor??????

Any ideas would be greatly appreciated, i mean the weather is just starting to come right, and i don't want to miss out this year..


Hi Guys,

I just want to say thanks for making these available, I have had heaps of trouble even finding part numbers, let alone finding a reliable supplier of parts, and the information on this forum is GOLD.....

Finally may be able to locate the exact parts i need to replace some broken bits after high siding a couple of years ago.

Bones healed, but unfortunately the bike didn't.....Cant wait to get back on the road.

all the best

New Members please introduce yourselves :) / Greetings from NZ
« on: January 10, 2015, 03:15:22 AM »
Hi All,
I finally managed to get hold of a fantastic '88 Hurricane, and have enjoy months of happy riding. I remember when the 600 came out brand new, and as a youngster I thought 'one day....'. Well it's a lot of years later and the day finally arrived.
My bike seems to have had a couple of scrapes in it's life, however it still turns heads....I look forward to many years of happy riding ahead.

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