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Old 03-01-2013, 02:03 AM   #1
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Starter Solenoid grief

It would seem that the starter solenoid has decided to pass away, I can get one good spin of the engine from it then it just clicks its heart away, jumping across the terminals makes for a good sparking display, but does crank the engine.
this will be my 4th in 3 years, i think this is a bit of a high attrition rate.any one else get through this many?
it gets all 'mastic-ed' up to help protect it from the elements.
i did see an inmate who had relocated to behind the airbox, but the search the forum can't seem to find it, if anyone knows a link, would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 03-01-2013, 10:40 AM   #2
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Is the starter relay your problem?

http://www.ktm950.info/how/wotf/wotf.html

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...=678780&page=2 post #20

It is known to have an external bronze connector that rusts and gets cut. If this is your problem, you can use some extra cable to repair the lost connection.
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Old 05-23-2013, 08:17 AM   #3
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Now going off the WOTF link I found number for a solenoid: 58211058000

Google search gave me result for a $50 part at cheapcycleparts .com.

Anybody use them before?
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Old 05-23-2013, 08:22 AM   #4
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Now going off the WOTF link I found number for a solenoid: 58211058000

Google search gave me result for a $50 part at cheapcycleparts .com.

Anybody use them before?
If I remember correctly, a "5" in the beginning of the part # indicates it's for a single, rather than the twins (A 640A maybe?). I used one for a little bit-gotta make sure you put the leads on the correct terminals. It's backwards from our twins.

I currently have a relay from a Suzuki DL1K 'Strom on mine- was cheaper and quicker to order than the KTM part, no reversing of leads necessary.
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Old 05-27-2013, 09:47 PM   #5
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Have they all failed in the winter/cold weather perchance?

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No, it seems to be a significant weakness with the KTM line, and their lack of dealership network support. Mine's an '04 with 24K miles. I'll look to the Suzuki solution, and then a Tenere.
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Old 06-16-2013, 02:54 PM   #6
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If I remember correctly, a "5" in the beginning of the part # indicates it's for a single, rather than the twins (A 640A maybe?). I used one for a little bit-gotta make sure you put the leads on the correct terminals. It's backwards from our twins.

I currently have a relay from a Suzuki DL1K 'Strom on mine- was cheaper and quicker to order than the KTM part, no reversing of leads necessary.
You were correct, it's not a match for the 950 twins.

Anybody need one cheap?
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It works, just swap the battery/power leads. IIRC if you use the 640 version the battery goes to the "outside" terminal rather than the "inside" terminal.
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Old 06-17-2013, 03:32 AM   #8
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It works, just swap the battery/power leads. IIRC if you use the 640 version the battery goes to the "outside" terminal rather than the "inside" terminal.

The connection spades are different size; much larger and do not fit the connection on this '04 950. Am I missing something? Is there a "spade swap" to do as well?
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Old 06-17-2013, 08:43 AM   #9
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Now that I think about it, I might have made a quick "jumper harness" too. It's been a few months since I did this.
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Old 06-17-2013, 09:28 AM   #10
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I currently have a relay from a Suzuki DL1K 'Strom on mine- was cheaper and quicker to order than the KTM part, no reversing of leads necessary.
Another possible method is to take the bad starter relay to an auto parts store for a possible match. Worked for me on my Triumph. Think I paid $14.
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