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Honda Metro 2 starts only when battery is fully charged and only with a kickstart. Battery is new. Alternator is good. 12V maintained and 16V when throttling. Will also kick start when battery is remo

Honda metro 2 will only start with battery fully charged. Hear clicking noise when using electric starter but engine won't turn. Can only kick start (with fully battery). It will also start without a battery.

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Sounds like you will have to replace you cylonoid.

Posted on Feb 03, 2014


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Hi and welcome to FixYa,

The click is significant. It indicates that the starting relay is engaging but for some reason, the starter motor is not cranking. This could either be a faulty starter relay (particularly the contacts) or a faulty starter motor (specifically, the carbon brushes). To determine which:

  • with the side covers off, expose the starter relay particularly the 2 large terminals;
  • have somebody start the bike normally using the key and button start switch;
  • determine if indeed the clicking is coming from the starter relay;
  • while the start button is still pressed, jump the 2 big terminals;
  • if the engine cranks, then the internal contacts of the starter relay are corroded or burned;
  • if the engine will not crank, then the starter motor is faulty or it can not turn the engine..
A few additional ideas:
  • externally charge the battery;
  • drain the tank and carbs of stale fuel;
  • refill with fresh fuel;
  • remove the plugs, center stand the bike, engage 1st gear, rotate rear wheel to exercise engine.
  • Good luck and thank you for using FixYa.

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Sounds like a bad battery. It can show 12 volts, but not have any amperage. It could be the solenoid, but the dash lights wouldn't be affected by a bad solenoid.

Posted on Jun 23, 2009

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The battery and stator.Both needs to be checked and replaced.The stator charges the battery when bike is running.If the battery is old, as per me battery life is approx 2 to 3 years.In your case battery not holding charge. Replace the battery, this should take care of problem.But if problem is same then stator also has to be replaced.-------- This will help.Thanks.Helpmech.

Posted on Jun 07, 2011

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