Mine has 33,000 Km and the starter relay just died 2 days ago. I too first thought it was the battery going by the clicking sound alone, but buying a new battery did not solve the problem, and the same clicking sound
There are 2 starter solenoids, one is located on the left side behind a little black cover. This was the culprit at 380 Thai Baht or 12.00 USD. The beauty of a made in Thailand bike is cheap parts
The stand alone starter relay is easy to check. at zero voltage the resistance is zero, and with 12V it is infinite.
There is also another relay box that contains several relays, one of which is another starter relay, located near the battery and requires tank removal - see the manual. This is not serviceable and if any one of the relays or diodes inside dies you need the entire new box.
There is also a resistance checking method detailed in the manual
I thought it odd that I needed a starter relay so soon, and odder yet that the Dealer had one in stock. Is this a known failure item?
Last edited by Hoghead; 10-21-2013 at 01:41 AM.