Originally Posted by 00TXstar
I have been having some issues with my x-star. First wasn't getting fuel, but luckily I didn't waste the money on a new fuel pump because it turned out to be a fuse. Got that fixed and then the throttle body was leaking fuel, ok rebuilt the throttle body now it's holding pressure. But now it seems like the starter (with a fresh charge on the battery) doesn't seem to be turning the motor over fast enough. I did notice that when I am trying to start it if I stay on the key for more than a couple of seconds that the starter cable starts burning/smoking. Could the cable be my problem? Is it possible that the cable is just losing voltage causing the starter to not spin as fast as it used to/should? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Remove the starter and have it tested. If that tests OK, make sure the cables aren't dropping the voltage- if you disconnect the battery, disconnect one end to try to bend them and they resist with a crackling sound, it's highly likely that the wire is corroded inside of the jacket. These would need to be replaced.