Question about Harley Davidson Motorcycles
Posted by Anonymous on
Hi Anonymous, 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
A fully maintained battery does not guarantee a good battery. The fast click is almost always caused by insufficient power. If you've checked the connections, try jumping from another 12v battery. If that gets the crank to turn, have the battery load-tested, or just replace the battery.
A new battery installed by you is still going to be far cheaper than having a mechanic diagnose this, and if a new battery doesn't do it, it's very likely the starter getting old, dragging, and drawing more power than the battery can deliver.
Posted on Jun 25, 2009
That clicking noise is an indicator that the battery is not fully charged. If the battery will no longer take a charge it needs to be replaced. Motorcycle batteries normally last two years. How old is your battery?
Posted on Feb 23, 2010
SOURCE: it won't start, it just clicks??
It could be a lose or corroded concision , but before getting to deep in to it I would pull the spark plugs and give it a shot of oil wd/40 in the cylinder's, and crank it over with out the spark plugs in especially if it sat for a wile where it could have been damp. make sure the new battery is charged if still wont crank over then it is likely the starter could be bad you can check that with a amp. draw test . hope this give you what you need to know , let us know if this Helped Thank You.
Posted on Mar 31, 2010
Take a piece of wire or a screw driver and short the terminals on the solenoid. If the starter works you have a bad solenoid. If you hold the starter button and tap the starter with a plastic hammer and the starter works, you need new starter brush's.If you take the starter apart and do not have continuity between every other armature contact, just buy a new starter and put it in.
Posted on May 27, 2010
When you push the starter button you hear a click , so you know the button is working. Follow the positive battery cable to the starter solenoid. Take a wire and jump the two posts on the solenoid or touch the two cables together. If your starter works, then you need a new solenoid. If you hold the starter button and tap on the starter with a plastic hammer and the starter works you need new starter brushes. Anything else wrong with the starter and you need to replace the starter assembly , the manufacturer does not make replacement parts for the starter.
Posted on Jan 28, 2011
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