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Old Feb 20th 2019, 07:34 AM   #1
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Exclamation Monster 900 ie 2000 Not starting

Hi all,

First of all, thanks for reading. This is my first post on this forum and I hope that you can help me. I've got the following problem:

I recently bought a Monster 900 ie 2000. It did not have starting issues at start but in the last month I've had 3 different moments where my engine would not start at all. I can push the start button but literally nothing happens. There have been moments in between where my monster would start fine and then later it wouldn't.

Here are the symptoms:
- When the key is in start position and the gearbox is in neutral and I disengage my side stand, I can hear the fuel pump pumping.
- My lights work fine
- The battery has been replaced in October
- I've tested the battery: 12.9V unstarted without lights on, 12.0V unstarted with lights on, 13.5 started with 2000 rpm.
- I've charged the battery and measured no power loss over time.
- I've measured and cross-measured the rev/rec and measured nothing strange.
- When starting issues occur, I've disconnected and reconnected the battery without positive result
- All the fuses are intact
- When the engine wont start, I can get it started it when being pushed by two friends and jumpstarting in first gear
- There is no correlation to the 'non-starting' issue and a hot/cold engine.
- The engine never dies during a drive, the non-starting only occurs when turning the engine off and trying to start later.

This is as many details that I can provide. I would be very happy if any of you can help me. Thanks a lot!
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Old Feb 20th 2019, 11:15 AM   #2
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I Ride: V4 S Corse '19
My brother in law has the same bike and the same issues. It actually seems to be normal on this bike.
A solution is a stronger battery and a thicker mass cable.
It is a bit the same as the monster S4 916. Look for it on google, you'll find a lot of people with the same problems.
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Old Feb 21st 2019, 05:38 AM   #3
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Thanks for your quick response. What will a thicker mass cable bring in your opinion? And when you say a stronger battery, what do you mean with that?
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Old Feb 21st 2019, 06:07 AM   #4
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I Ride: V4 S Corse '19
stronger: i believe standard is 9Ah, so maybe 12Ah

The mass cable is actually a double cable: from the negative of the battery to the engine and to the starter motor.
google: "motolectric hicap starter kit"
you will find such a kit to replace the cables and it has handy instructions as well
Good luck with it
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Old Feb 21st 2019, 06:45 AM   #5
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Cool, I will look into the mass cable. With regard to the Battery, I have got a 16 Ah battery so I do not expect any issues with that

In the meantime, anybody any further Ideas worth considering?
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Old Feb 21st 2019, 08:09 AM   #6
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It could also be a possible starter issue. Tap on the starter with something like the handle of a hammer a few times and try starting it. If it spins over then the brushes or where they contact could be damaged.
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