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Hi. Hoping someone can guide this 47 year old Yamaha XL800 PWC (2001) newbie. I believe I need to replace the starter solenoid (relay) on my machine. Anyone done it and the level of difficulty? Looks like it's a $60-80 part, but want to do it myself and save a few bills. Appreciate any feedback!
 

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Its an easy replacement, just unhooking wires, and maybe a bolt or two. Be sure to disconnect the battery first.

To make sure the old solenoid is bad you can try jumping it. I'm not sure on your machine, but on others you jump the 2 largest leads (may both be red). If it starts when you jump it then you can be pretty sure the solenoid is bad. The solenoids will often stick in position. Sometimes you can give it a good rap, and it will start working, but I'd recommend replacing it once it starts to stick.
 
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