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Topic: Starter relay bad luck
Posted By: burt99
Subject: Starter relay bad luck
Date Posted: 26 Feb 2018 at 11:01
I upgraded the starter, pos & earth cables around a year ago and also upgraded the relay to a 150A type.

This relay lasted a week when it jammed the starter on after filling up.  Cue lots of smoke next to a petrol pump followed by a cooked battery.

This was replaced with n allegedly 'Japanese' solenoid.  Now this one just clicks and will only start if i short the relay terminals.

Am i doing something wrong, or is this bad luck/crappy electronics?  Does anyone know of a decent source for the relay?



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Posted By: constant
Date Posted: 26 Feb 2018 at 11:16
you need to get a decent one from ap not the cheap ones that's why they play up


Posted By: burt99
Date Posted: 26 Feb 2018 at 14:49
Cheers,  roll on pay day


Posted By: redratbike
Date Posted: 26 Feb 2018 at 17:32
Or a Yamaha 150amp item

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Posted By: Johnboy
Date Posted: 28 Feb 2018 at 09:20
Yep get an original Ape or a Yam OEM one.
The cheap ones don’t have the protective snubber circuit installed which prevent arcing during the contact closure, this creates a spark which damages the surface contacts then creates heat. Which is what youve seen.

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