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post #1 of 3 Old 07-28-2018, 09:27 AM Thread Starter
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Cheap starter relay

Starter relay on my 125 is gone, anyone have experience with the cheap relays for like €5? Would save a lot of money even if it only works for a few months.
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post #2 of 3 Old 07-28-2018, 09:39 AM
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Start relays switch high DC currents. They can actually weld themselves closed resulting in uncontrollable cranking. I would not try to save money on a cheap replacement not intended for this severe service.

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post #3 of 3 Old 07-30-2018, 08:08 AM
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If it's not a gasoline engine starter relay, then what @Duckster said, it could weld itself closed and destroy the starter, the relay, and the battery

If it is a starter relay for an ATV, Motorcycle, Jet Ski, go-cart, 2.5kw generator or bigger, or other gasoline engine that's at least 15hp it will probably be fine...but poking around here on the websites in the states and it seems only pennies more for a correct relay?

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