Question about Harley Davidson FLSTC Heritage Softail Classic
I have a 96 FLSTC which sat in my garage for a year, upon trying to start it up this month I broke my starter clutch. I jacked the bike up and put it into first gear and then tried to spin the rear wheel, having no luck. My engine appears to be siezed which I don't understand why, when I put the bike up it was full of oil.
Am I missing something?
Climate/ humidity? possible rust in cylinders? try some marvel mystery oil in the spark plug holes...oil doesn't lubricate static pistons...after setting always pull plugs and motor over before starting; I know 2 little too late; these are beasts; alittle oil on top of the pistons will break free
Posted on Jul 07, 2009
Jack up the bike again and try top gear with spark plugs removed,if that doesn't work pour oil down plug holes and let it set for a while couple days then try again good luck
Posted on Dec 29, 2009
You might want to check the clutch plates, on the older bikes whenthey sit for a long period of time, the plates stick soo bad on some that when you have it running and try to put it in gear it'll either stall the bike or take off like a bat from you know where. You might try pulling the plugs and see if you can turn it over, It may be Hydrolocked. The oil tank on your bike will leak down and fill the crank case, but if you fuel tank was full and you float on the carb started leaking, you might have a motor full of oil and Gas, which does not like to turn over, if youforce it you could bend a rod.
Posted on Jun 12, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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