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After I washed my Harley I went to turn it on. Flipped the ignition switch to turn it on and it started starting on its own and stayed stuck like that till battery drained. How can I fix this?

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Has everything been dried off? seleniod stuck..lightly tap or ign. switch faulty ....check wiring plugin.

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    Took battery to autozone to charge it and they told me it needs 24 hr of charge :/



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The carbeurator needs to be cleaned. Get a bottle of seafoam additive/carbeurator cleaner at the auto parts store and add it to your gas tank [one ounce per gallon of gas] It will get the **** out of your carb.

Posted on May 07, 2009

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SOURCE: Engine wont start but is turning over i believe. gear shifter broken and jammed in first or second gear.

Hi Alex Iam not too sure but I think this model had a neutral switch fitted that stopped the bike from starting in gear , and displayed a light on the clocks when the bike was in neutral .
If as you say the bike is jammed in first this is probably the cause
the jamming sounds abit more serious ?.. you may have bent the selectors and this will mean a gearnox stripdown , it is even possible you have damaged the lay shaft if the bike was travelling when you came off this would also mean a box strip down .
I dont think there is an easy answer to this one Alex loks like you will have to take the engine apart to fix this one ( one thing did strike me I had an old BSA that I slid on the gear shaft and did the same thing stuck in first turned out I had bent the gear shaft removal of the pedal and gentle tapping freed the gears off and I was able to use the bike again ? it may help I cant be sure be careful not to damage the case or the splines I used a small lump hammer and a block of 4x 4 against the shaft .. I also put a wedge behind the shaft to stop damaging the rear of the box housing ) hope this helps Regards vortash

Posted on May 11, 2009

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SOURCE: My Suzuki 750 intruder 1991 does'nt start half the

I had the same problem on my 800 intruder, it turned out the contacts were bad in the clutch switch. Its an easy fix and easy to check. Disconnect the wires running into the housing for your lights and turn signals and bridge the connection. That will "hotwire" the bike telling it the clutch is pulled in, and try starting it. Chances are thats your problem. A simple $12.00 mostly plastic part... two srews on the under side of the housing will drop the switch out of the clutch assembly, you can take it apart and clean the contacts, but being as your bike like mine has some miles on it. It probably wouldn't hurt to replace it.

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SOURCE: Harley won't start ... starter not working

That clicking sound you are hearing may be a circuit breaker tripping indicating a short circuit somewhere. I think the starter circuit is powered by the ignition circuit. If you have a short circuit in your ignition system the breaker will trip killing power to your ignition, thus the engine dying, and preventing power for the starter circuit preventing the bike from being restarted.

On your bike, I believe there is a chrome coil cover over the coil on the left side of the bike. Check and see if this cover has come loose. I've seen them come loose and fall down on the coil connector on top of the coil shorting it out. If that ain't it, just keep looking, there's a short somewhere. Good Luck

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SOURCE: Harley won't start.

A harley AGM battery are usaully good for three to five years the best thing to do is have the battery load tested.Now as far as your problem now depending on the batterys state of charge the solenoid will click or not.Because you store it alot you should keep a trickle charger on the battery

Posted on Apr 11, 2010

Testimonial: "Thanks for the advice, gives me a direction to pursue. Will have battery tested and hopefully that is all it is."

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