Question about 2004 Harley Davidson FXSTS - FXSTSI Springer Softail
Having a problem with a 97 Harley Softail starting. When I press the start button the starter drags as if it is turning over the clutch very slow. I attempt starting several times and it finally starts. I replaced the battery with a higher amp battery new, replaced and added an extra ground cable. Just to make sure that the wiring from the start button was not the problem, I removed the wire from the starter solenoid and ran a 10 gauge wire from the positive side of the battery to the starter solenoid and I got the same results. The starter still dragged. Once the bike starts it runs great with no problems. The starter drags when the engine is cold or hot. Thanks
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
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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