Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: West Chicago, Illinois , Usa
Starter Relay Dilemma
1998 K1200RS. Had low battery situation which caused the relay contact weld typical I guess for my bike. Replaced battery and hooked up leads to see if I could figure out which relay was the starter. Dash lit up, low beam and lights came on...and starter did not. The starter came on whenever power was supplied regardless of key position (relay contacts welded) before I got new battery or when charger, which tripped out, was applied
Should I put it back together and assume my relay contacts are ok?
Should I replace the starter relay with the "retrofit kit" for a measly $200
I can't even figure out which relay is the starter, if I could I may try to source it somewhere else. Clymer no help, but there are sure are some pretty colored relays in the electronic control box under the tank. None, however with bolted connections or larger wires (like red ones).
Thanks ahead of time, i'd appreciate any advice and guidance.