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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-02-2019, 09:26 AM Thread Starter
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Sometimes can not start the engine

Hi! Bought used Z650 2017 with mileage 36000. Sometimes expericence the problem that I can not start the engine after turning on the ignition. Behaves like battery is discharged (rapidly turning on-off starter motor, making 'clicking' sounds) though battery is fully charged (and actually was replaced to be on a safe side after couple of these cases). Pushing bike to 10-20 km/h helps to start the engine in the 2nd gear.

Did anyone experienced such behavoiur? Bike still on warranty but it happens so rare and they don't know what to do.
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i have this happen sometimes not sure what causes it
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Hi! Bought used Z650 2017 with mileage 36000. Sometimes expericence the problem that I can not start the engine after turning on the ignition. Behaves like battery is discharged (rapidly turning on-off starter motor, making 'clicking' sounds) though battery is fully charged (and actually was replaced to be on a safe side after couple of these cases). Pushing bike to 10-20 km/h helps to start the engine in the 2nd gear.

Did anyone experienced such behavoiur? Bike still on warranty but it happens so rare and they don't know what to do.
I have a similar issue. Sometimes when pushing the starter nothing happens at all! The lights are all on but nobody is home! I suspect that it is something to do with the engine immobiliser, as turning it off and taking key out for a minute or two then trying again sometimes works. Also, if low of fuel (less than a quarter tank) and on a slight incline it seems to think that it is empty and wont start. Walking it a bit then trying again seems to help, but is really frustrating.
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Have had the same issue, in a 2017 model with 10.000km on it.
The problem was battery, replaced it and everything is fine now
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i have an answer to this now took my bike in for a service today and it would not start i have a new battery with a charge indicator on top so was not battery spoke to the dealer and he said there has been a few instances were this has happen and in my case there is a problem with the ignition and has booked in in for a warranty repair
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I have a similar issue now
bike turned off mid ride today and wouldn't start again
gear indicator was showing " - - " and was blinking
starter made sounds but it didn't start, no matter if I put it in neutral or first (gear indicator was still showing nothing)

a few hours later it started again but it wouldn't start when it was cold in neutral while on the side stand, makes only a clicking sound

well now I'm afraid it will turn off again mid ride, I'll try to get to the garage tomorrow

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