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If you have a set of jump leads at hand, you can test it by connecting the -ve side of the battery to the body of the starter and touching the +ve side to the solenoid - where the heavy (usually red) wire was connected. Dont clamp it on, just touch it.
If all is well you should have a pretty decent show of sparks as you touch the +ve side, and the starter will try to jump all over the place as it spins up.
If it doesn't spin up, it's goosed.
Before going down the route of a new one, try a local repairer to see if they'll sort it for less, they sometimes have recon ones on the shelf.
I think I have CDO. It's like OCD, but with ALL THE LETTERS IN THE RIGHT ORDER
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A wee French toy & a 2010 Honda VFR 800
Last edited by Gonescenile; 3rd February 2007 at 08:57 PM.