Question about 2004 Harley Davidson FLHRCI Road King Classic
When i try to start it it won't kick over just have a whinning sound. Any ideas?
Posted by Anonymous on
Hi Anonymous, if you are talking about the starter drive gear the insides have some type of components that centrifugal forces them to grab or lock into permanently fixed counterparts. Never had one apart but the gear only spins one way and locks the other way. If you have one that spins both ways it has failed and needs to be replaced. and the usual suspects are:
1.Ignition/Light Key Switch not in IGNITION position.
2.Engine Stop switch in the OFF position.
3.Discharged battery, loose or corroded connections check negative cable at both ends. (solenoid chatters).
4. Bank Angle Sensor tripped and Ignition/Light Key Switch not cycled to Off and then back to
5. Starter control circuit, relay or solenoid faulty.
6. Electric starter shaft pinion gear not engaging or over-running clutch slipping.
For a prime suspect please visit website below and good Luck.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
make sure your starter is well grounded and the battery cables are still good. Try a seperate ground (buy a 2 or 4 guage copper wire from auto parts store or off junk car) from the negative battery post directly to starter bolt (one that holds starter on not the stud for the starter wire) to see if that helps. Your starter is mounted on the transmission and must go through it, the through the primary drive chain to turn the engine over could be something in the primary cover or transmission causing slow cranking
Posted on Aug 04, 2009
It most probably just needs a good ride to clean the cob-webs out. But, check your battery terminals to make sure they are clean, make sure your battery is fully charged. Then take it for a series of short runs so that if it ***** itself, you are not far from home. If it now starts to show signs of improvement, then get it out onto a freeway where you can idle along a 110 kph and it should come good. If there is no improvement, then get an auto-electrician or a bike mechanic to run a multi-meter over it to make sure that the electics are OK. Only then start looking at the carbys, it is rarely their problem.
Posted on Jan 26, 2010
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Black smoke is usually and indication of a rich mixture. Now, you didn't tell me whether your bike was carburator equipped or fuel injected. If carburator equipped, is the carb the stock carb or has it been changed. Still, regardless of whether its carburated or fuel injected, the mixture is way rich when revving. If the bike is equipped with an S&S carb, this is typical and it has an adjustable accelerator pump and most people get them adjusted too rich. Find out whether your bike is carb equpped or fuel injected and let me know. We'll go from there if it's carb equipped. If it's fuel injected, you'll have to take it to a dealer.
Posted on Jan 06, 2011
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It's look like a bad battery, check the cables and contact on battery,often it become lloose with the motor vibration.
Posted on May 21, 2011
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I question how something with ABS leaves a skid mark? The brakes need to lock to skid. So I don't know if I would trust that data on the 07.
But investigators are supposed to know how to determin these things. That does not mean they don't make mistakes though.
Somthing you might look into, Was there two skid marks or one? Just rear brakes will easily leave a skid mark more than front brakes. So unless the brakes are a linked system, like some motorcycles have, then the rider is proportioning the front and rear bias. With more braking in the front you would need to be doing a higher speed for a longer skid. All the weight transfer will go towards the front and help the tire to grip well. More braking in the rear and there is less weight so less traction.
Was there two skid marks and of equal length? Typicaly the front tire is narrower than the rear so if there are two marks it should be easy to tell which was the front and which was the rear. Just one mark, was it front or rear?
Then you run into other variables. The condition of the tires. The traction of the tires (cold tires dont have as good traction as hot tires). The width or contact patch of the tires.
May try to drill the investigator and find out all the factors that he or she went by.
Posted on Aug 28, 2011
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