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Old 05-19-2013, 02:15 PM   #4651
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Old 05-19-2013, 04:04 PM   #4652
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I just hacked some 1/4" aluminum angle. Plan on taking em off and trimming them up a bit with a die grinder to make em blend in a little better but fairly low priority so haven't gotten to it yet.


Finally got around to using your example. Used some smaller angle iron and hit them with the rattle can before mounting. These little Cree lights work great!

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Old 05-20-2013, 10:39 AM   #4653
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Howdy folks,
This is probably frowned on, but I figured it was relevant none-the-less. I have a Brand new KTM 640 Kush rear wheel that fits the 525 that I'm selling here:

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=888618
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Old 05-21-2013, 02:52 PM   #4654
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Uh oh, electrical problem. Maybe the collective can help limit the possible diagnoses. And in full disclosure, I am quite noobish when it comes to electrical matters.

OK, I was riding my 2007 525 EXC (289 hrs, ~8500 miles) on Sunday with a few guys, and after the first beak my starter did nothing when I pressed the button. Yes, the key was on and the kill switch was rocked to the correct position. It started with the kicker and I completed the day's riding without assistance. So, here is what I know:

1. No starter
2. Runs if kicked
3. No lights with key in ON position when not running
4. Lights work when running.
5. No obvious disconnection of wires at the battery
6. I think I felt an few electrical shocks in my left hand during the ride.

I suppose somewhere there is a disconnected wire, but can anyone suggest likely causes, or eliminate impossible causes?

Is there a danger of other damage if I run it this way without correcting the condition?

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Old 05-21-2013, 03:23 PM   #4655
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I had similar symptoms except no shocking on my 06 450. Check the connections on the coil directly under the tank. Mine were loose and corroded so the starter only worked occasionally.

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Old 05-21-2013, 04:40 PM   #4656
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Uh oh, electrical problem. Maybe the collective can help limit the possible diagnoses. And in full disclosure, I am quite noobish when it comes to electrical matters.

OK, I was riding my 2007 525 EXC (289 hrs, ~8500 miles) on Sunday with a few guys, and after the first beak my starter did nothing when I pressed the button. Yes, the key was on and the kill switch was rocked to the correct position. It started with the kicker and I completed the day's riding without assistance. So, here is what I know:

1. No starter
2. Runs if kicked
3. No lights with key in ON position when not running
4. Lights work when running.
5. No obvious disconnection of wires at the battery
6. I think I felt an few electrical shocks in my left hand during the ride.

I suppose somewhere there is a disconnected wire, but can anyone suggest likely causes, or eliminate impossible causes?

Is there a danger of other damage if I run it this way without correcting the condition?
Steve did you check to see if the battery is good. It might have gone tits up.
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Old 05-21-2013, 04:51 PM   #4657
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I had a similar problem with my WR450. I understand not the same bike, but I checked my battery, bought a new starter solenoid, and still did not work....turned out that the starter button itself was broke internally and was not making contact with you would push on the button. Weird, but sometimes it is the simple things.
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Old 05-21-2013, 07:54 PM   #4658
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I had a similar problem with my WR450. I understand not the same bike, but I checked my battery, bought a new starter solenoid, and still did not work....turned out that the starter button itself was broke internally and was not making contact with you would push on the button. Weird, but sometimes it is the simple things.
If it were just the starter button, I should still have lights.

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Steve did you check to see if the battery is good. It might have gone tits up.
Multimeter shows 12.89. No history of weak starts. Not even a weak tail light with the key on. No headlight. No movement from the starter whatsoever. I don't think it's the battery.

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I had similar symptoms except no shocking on my 06 450. Check the connections on the coil directly under the tank. Mine were loose and corroded so the starter only worked occasionally.

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I will check for this.

Thanks guys. Suggestions are still welcome.
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Old 05-21-2013, 08:19 PM   #4659
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Did you try to jump across the starter solenoid??? See if it rolls over that way.

The WR450 has a solitary button for the starter....just a thought.
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Old 05-21-2013, 09:09 PM   #4660
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Main fuse/solenoid. Mine did that once
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Old 05-23-2013, 12:05 AM   #4661
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Main fuse/solenoid. Mine did that once
+2 I had my solenoid shit the bed after 485 hours.
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Old 05-23-2013, 09:16 AM   #4662
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After roasting the drive shaft on my 525 because of no cush hub, thought this may be of benefit to someone here.

Complete 640 DID rim w/cush hub for sale.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...1#post21474321
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Old 05-23-2013, 11:20 AM   #4663
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Main fuse/solenoid. Mine did that once
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+2 I had my solenoid shit the bed after 485 hours.
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And in full disclosure, I am quite noobish when it comes to electrical matters.
How exactly would I be able to tell if it's the solenoid?
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Old 05-23-2013, 12:00 PM   #4664
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Jumper around it. Use a heavy wire, 12 gauge or better and touch it to the starter stud and the battery positive terminal. This will tell you if the starter itself is good.

If the starter is good you now know there is either a problem with the start button or the solenoid.

The start button can be checked with the continuity function on a multimeter. Find the 2 wires for it behind the headlight and plug your lead into the connector and try the button. If the meter beeps or gives a reading (depending on type of meter) then the button is good.

Then you can take your meter and flip to dc voltage and touch one lead to the positive lead on the solenoid (probably in your airbox) and the other to battery negative or chassis ground.

If that shows battery voltage that wire is good.

Then connect to ground (or battery) and connect to the lead leaving the solenoid that goes to the starter and watch the meter when you try the start button. You should see battery voltage and the starter should work if all is good.

If not it could be one of 2 fuses on the solenoid or a bad connection between start button and solenoid. You can check for voltage at the solenoid connectors when pressing the start button.


I went through all of the above and found no voltage out from the solenoid when hitting the start button so I bought a new one and that made no difference. Following my wire diagram in the owners manual I found that most everything is grounded in the bolt at the coil. This bolt was loose in my case. I cleaned the connection and tightened the bolt and all is well.
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Old 05-23-2013, 12:02 PM   #4665
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I had to remove the tank to get to the coil.

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