Question about 2004 Husqvarna TE 450
It could be a buggered starter. They can sometimes pole if the bushs/bearings are worn, and that may not happen till you load it up. I saw the same exact problem as yours with a triumph speed triple recently. It had also mashed up the sprague clutch for the starter. The car battery will always punch more current that a small motorcycle battery, and may even overcome any mechanical bind problems like this, but not on the smaller bike battery. .
Before anything else, I would suggest that you remove the plugs and get a ratchet/socket directly onto the crankshaft and turn it over so as make sure that you dont have a partially seized engine. It should freely turn over with plugs removed.
You have not mentioned it, but did you fully charge the battery when you got it. They are often well below full charge if it has been sitting around for a while.
Dont know how/where you connected the car battery to the starter, but it would pay to check that the selonoid is working correctly and that the connections to it are good. Look for overheating when cranking. It should not get hot from short operation. If the voltage is dropping to 8 volts measured at the battery, you can be pretty much assured that the selenoid is ok. the starter working ok from car battery jumper onto the bikes battery would also tend to indicate that it is working ok.
I would suggest that you have a phone around for an old school auto sparky with a workshop in your area that has a startermotor tester rig that can measure the current draw under load/ test the starter for you. Cheapest way to proceed forward.
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Posted on Jun 19, 2010
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