Question about 2008 Harley Davidson FLHX Street Glide
No lights come on and the starter wont work??
Hi Blazeschoppe, when you are trying to diagnois anything in the starter circuit you must start with a fully charged battery of 12.5 volts or better and will pass a load test of 9 volts or better while cranking the engine over and the cable connections are clean and tight especially the negative cable at both ends. If you suspect a faulty starter relay just swap it with your horn, brake, or system/fuel pump relay, if the bike starts with no problems replace the bad relay. Good luck
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
The ignition switch is bad. Mine did the same thing when it went bad. The switch from HD is about $60.00 or you can buy an after market switch for about $20.00. Real easy to change.
Posted on May 07, 2009
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
Posted on Mar 30, 2010
I have a Harley fatboy and I had the same problem, I found that the switch itself was the problem, I replaced the switch and all is good again
Posted on Jun 12, 2010
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