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Starter on 1200 L 2006 whirs but does not engage engine to start

I first checked to see if the battery was fully charged, it was not. I charged it with a trickle charger to full charge, starter still does not engage, or turn the motor over. Problem was at first intermittent no full time, will not start.

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  • sfwarpony Apr 18, 2009

    I will do that (load test) grounds are a bit tougher I do not know where they were at. Never worked on sportsters, never knew there was such a beast as a rubber mounted anything. Still don't have one yet, may not live that long. My Flathead 80 still runs just fine no need yet.

    Thanks for the input
    Tom out


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Have the battery LOAD tested, a lot of times a battery will show good with no load on it but it can actualy be bad when tested under load. Also make sure your grounds are good clean and tight. Loose grounds is a very common problem with the 1200 sportsters.

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