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Starter dragging problem

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

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  • Anonymous Dec 07, 2008

    I have the same problem with a 2005 1200 sportster custom but when warm it grinds just for a half of a second like the starter un-engaged and then catches again and start right up.

    Ken29_1999@yahoo.com please let me know if you found out what happen to your bike

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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.

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