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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old Oct 1st, 2007, 2:06 pm Thread Starter
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trouble reinstalling the battery

I took out the battery and charged it after a long period of not using my K12RS.
When reattaching the wires to the battery (first the + then the -), the engine seems to start or at least turn, even though the key is not turned. I didn't go through to completely attach the wire since the event seemed strange and didn't want to fry anything.
Any advice, please?!
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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old Oct 1st, 2007, 3:04 pm
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You've welded your starter relay closed. A normal occurrence when a weak battery is used to try to start a K bike.

One option is to hold the battery cables on, when the engine starts cranking, have someone punch the start button. Sometimes this will free the relay.

Another option is to attach the battery, climb on and jump it off a curb. Again, sometimes this work.

Tearing the bike down and replacing the relay, or cleaning up the contacts is the best. Sometimes you can tap on them and free them up, but since you're that far into the bike, might as well replace it.

What was that middle thang?
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