2003 R6 - Starter relay clicking, no start
After doing research and getting nowhere, here is my particular situation.
I have owned the bike for 1 month. I take it out on its maiden voyage down a road called the 89A to a small town called Sedona. I am loving everything about riding.
I eat lunch, leave the town and everything is fine.
I am riding back to Flagstaff, up a particularly windy section following behind a line of cars stuck behind a very slow RV.
The temp on the gauge starts creeping up to around 200 degrees, so I decide to pull over on the side of the road and let this RV get out of my way so I can enjoy the corners at higher speeds.
Cars clear up, I go to ride again and the bike wont start. No attempt or subtle crank over. Simply the starter relay clicking away each time I push the start button.
Thankfully I am on a hill, and I push start the bike back to life and finish up the remaining 30 miles home in glorious fashion.
There are no issues whatsoever as the bike is running. Headlights are still bright, no hint of stumbling idle or the want to shut down, and it still runs and revs like always.
I get home, resting voltage on the battery is 12.89 volts. When I click the start button, the voltage still reads 12.89 volts. The starter relay is receiving all 12.89 volts when the bike is in the off position.
Still, all it does is click once, then nothing.
The battery is not OEM, but it is less than 2 weeks old. I am sure I will hear people saying the battery is the culprit, but as an engineering student who has dabbled into the electrical engineering world, I want to disagree with those people.
When I bought the bike the guy had a bad stator and a trash battery, but even at around 10 volts, the battery would still crank the bike to life, time after time.
Does anyone have any suggestions? Is 200 degrees too high for the bike to experience? I did not see the high temp light come on at all during this whole ordeal.
Possible starter issue? I was trying to get to the starter to give it a smack and see if it was simply stuck in place.