I have a 2000 Dyna Wide harley davidson, I think my solenoid my have went bad, Try to start bike all it does is click, and I saw smoke come out by tank and forks like were the wires go under on the back...
You have two things that click when you attempt to start your bike. One, is the starter relay. It should be located behind the electrical cover on the left side of your bike and it makes a very soft, almost inaudible, click when you press the start button. The other is the starter solenoid. This is actually part of the starter and it makes a very loud click. Now, which one is it?
If the softer click, replace the starter relay. It looks exactly like any other relay, a one inch black plastic cube. If the starter solenoid is the problem, you probably need to replace the two large contacts in the solenoid.
MAKE SURE YOUR TRANSMISSION IS IN NEUTRAL. Then look at the end of your starter from the right hand side of your bike. There is a five sided plate held on with three small allen screws. Use a 3mm allen wrench to remove the screws and the plate. There is a large plunger and a long spring behind the plate. Pull the plunger out and look at the large copper contacts in the solenoid. If they are burned, you need to replace them. You can get a kit from your local Harley dealer or from an aftermarket supplier. The contacts are not difficult to replace. You can do it without taking the starter off the bike, just disconnect the battery first.
Feb 16, 2011 |
2000 Harley Davidson FXDWG Dyna Wide Glide