Question about 2003 Harley Davidson FXSTDI Softail Deuce
I have a 2006 Saxon Firestorm, with an S&S 96 CI engine. About a month ago I was out for a ride. I parked the bike and when I went to start it, the starter just clicked. It started with no problem before the ride so I figured the starter was hung up. I kept intermittently pressing the starter button when I noticed the wire from the battery started to smoke and the battery terminal had started to melt. I called my wife to meet me and I had no choice but to jump start the bike with the car. When I got home I threw the charger on the battery and let it charge. I rode a few more times and now I'm getting just a click again when I go to start it. Again, I checked the battery, and even put the charger on. Fully charged it will not start. Any ideas what I can do to narrow down the problem?
Sounds like the starter solonoid is not working properly if the batt cable got hot enough to smoke that says the batt, is ok and it is ok to jump with car, the solonoid is making the clicking noise and a real hot batt sometimes will make it work, the repair is simple and cheap if you are talented just get a solonoid repair kit three screws 5 min, and you are RIDEING.
Posted on Dec 31, 2008
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