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Starts hard and starter kicks in and out

Tries to start, then starter kicks in again and sounds really bad

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Hi Craig, and the usual supects are:
1. Spark plugs are in bad condition, improper gap, partially fouled.
2. Spark plug cables in bad condition.
3. Battery nearly discharged.
4. Loose wire connection at one of the battery terminals especially the negative cable at "BOTH" ends,coil, or plug between the Ignition Sensor and Control Module.
5. Throttle controls not adjusted correctly.
6. Water or dirt in fuel system/tank
7. Water or dirt in carburator.
8. Intake air leak.
9. Fuel tank vent hose and vapor valve plugged, or fuel line closed off, restricking fuel flow.
10. Inrichner valve inoperative.
11. Engine lubricant to heavy (winter operation).
12. Ignition not functioning properly possible faulty CKP, CTS or MAP sensor.
13. Faulty ignition coil.
14. Valves sticking.
For a possible prime suspect please visit the website below. Good luck and have nice day.Harley Diagnostic Codes 04 to Present

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