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04 K12RS Won't Start Whirring Sound

When I turned on the ignition to start my bike, all the instrument lights come on, there is an extra whirring sound, and the starter switch does nothing. I assume the normal sound before was the electric fuel pump, but this sounds different. I've removed the battery and I'm charging it now to be sure it has a full charge. This is the first time I've completely unhooked and removed the battery. Any precautions before I put it back in a try to start the bike again?
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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old Mar 2nd, 2008, 11:20 am
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Had you been cranking the bike long and hard before this and flattened the battery?

If so, you may have welded the starter relay contacts together and you shouldn't let the bike 'whirr away' for too long, in case you do more damage. It's also possible the starter switch itself could be stuck on. The starter relay is in the relay box on the right side - plastics and tank off I'm afraid.

The only other thing that makes a whirring noise is the fuel pump which stops after about 5 seconds when you first turn the key, unless there's no gas in the tank.

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