Question about Harley Davidson FXR Super Glide Motorcycles
When i press the starter button the starter stays engaged even after i release the button..thanks for your help
Hi Anonymous, first when checking anything in the starter circuit you must make sure the battery connections are clean and tight especially the negative cable at both ends and has a 12.5 volt or better charge. It must not fall below 9 volts during the cranking procedure with a volt meter hooked up. If it does fall below 9 volts do a proper load test on the battery and replace if necessary. Second replace the starter relay cheap $6 and make sure it's well grounded and getting 11.5 volts or better to activate. Third remove the back cover of the starter solenoid and de-arc/refurbish the contact plate and shoes making sure they are tight. If it still chatters replace the solenoid. Good luck and have nice day.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Starter dragging problem
You added an extra ground but did nothing with the positive cable. It's time to replace that one, possibly using better quality cable then stock.
Posted on Nov 20, 2008
SOURCE: Starter dragging problem
Two things come to mind, other than an internal problem with the starter. Diconnect the battery and take the small cover off the solenoid. pull the plunger and spring out and check the 2 internal contacts and the copper washer on the plunger for a badly burned or worn condition. Rebuild kits are available for some models. If not, you can dress up the contacts and the washer. Push the plunger in by hand and see that it hits both contacts at the same time.
Another possibility is the starter clutch. Usually when these fail the starter spins without turning the engine over, but I have seen them cause the symptom you described. Replacement involves removing the starter and dissasembly of the drive end of the starter, but since you were savvy enough to take the initial steps you mentioned, I know you can handle it.
Posted on Dec 25, 2008
I would seriouly look at the starter clutch, the 1100 yamaha cruiser motors are notorious for this problem way back when the same motor was in the viragos and the xvs 1100 vstars, yamaha have tried to fix the prob over the years but stillhavn't got it right. if it just spins and whirs without engaging the engine, but sometime will kick in engagement, it sounds like your starter clutch is on it's way out. they cost from yamaha around $450- 500 ea plus around $350 to fit you have to include a $30 gasket in all that.
Posted on Mar 06, 2009
the posative wire from the soleniod had worn a hole in the insulation and was arking to the soleniod cover plate,and welded itself to the cover. i reinsulated it with shrinktube and fixed that,but with that the starter will not engage now. i'm going to attempt to rebuild the starter.
Posted on Mar 24, 2009
Have you taken the start button a part. I had an issue where it would do a similar thing but would also engage the starter while the engine was running. The cause was over oiling of the throttle cable and the oil was getting into the start switch, gumming up the works and creating an electrical short.
Posted on Apr 13, 2009
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