Question about Harley Davidson FXST Softail Standard Motorcycles

1 Answer

Starter wont disingage on 98 harly

Bike starts but starter gear baerly touces othe gear it dosent disingage all the way everything was done by the book been rideing for 30yr never had this problem before THANKS EZ

Posted by on

  • lacoy May 11, 2010

    sounds like it is not fully engaging and getting in a bind I would suggest you check and make sure you have the right starter drive



1 Answer

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer

Iwould check your celinoid. I had a similer prob on my 71 shuvle.The contacts were sticking inside of it. Hope this will help. Later...

Posted on May 10, 2009


1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of.(from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones)
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.

Posted on Jan 02, 2017


Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

98 tahoe put in rebuilt trans. now no fire to fuel pump wont start blowing fuses

Depending on which fuses are blowing, you may have shorted a wire in the harness to the fuel tank.

Sep 14, 2012 | 1998 Chevrolet Tahoe

1 Answer

Hi!!!!! i have an kawasaki zx6r 1998 and it dosent want to start , i started it 2 days ago, but today it dosent want i charged battery, and when i push start button it dosent do nothing, i checked coil...

Check the clutch, neutral and side stand safety interlocks.
Double check that the bike is in neutral, and the clutch is pulled in when trying to start the bike.
If the bike is in gear with the side stand down, the bike cuts off all ignition.
If the clutch isn't pulled in, the starter won't engage.
Check all these safety interlock switches, and make sure you are in neutral with the clutch in when trying to start the bike.

Jun 27, 2011 | kawasaki ZX-6R Motorcycles

1 Answer

98 gsx600 wont star with the starter but i can push start it is there a kill switch somewhere?

there is a switch on the clutch that will prevent the bike from starting without the clutch pulled in. look for a set of wires that go to the clutch lever, trace them down to a plug in connecter, unplug and on the lever side of the plug put a multi meter set to ohms and pull the lever. you should get a connection. or take a jumper wire and bridge the two wires on the bike side of the connector and try to start. make sure if you do this the bike is in neutral and the clutch is in because it will start in gear.

Sep 11, 2010 | 1999 Suzuki GSX-R 600

1 Answer

This gears of war game wont work and just cleaned out xbox360 and didnt work

if it reads the game. start it then wait the maximum of 30 minutes and if it dosent start it means the software of either xbox 360 or gears of war are oth out of date and it causes the xbox 360 not to work

Oct 05, 2009 | Microsoft Premium System for Xbox 360

1 Answer

The car wont start. was told its a burnt wire

sounds like you are getting the run around there. Your best bet is to go to your local parts store and buy a Haynes or Chiltons manual that has the schematics and troubleshooting sections for your vehicle. Another thing you will need is a test light at minimum. a good multimeter is advised though. I can give you what my manual says about that though. now first, have to know, is the starter turning when you move the key or not. I am going to assume it isnt. check battery terminals, make sure battery is fully charged, automatic transmission in park and then try it in nuetral while trying to start. that would be the nuetral safety switch on the transmission. starter pinion gear jammed in the flywheel. place vehicle in gear and try rocking the vehicle. seized engine. try turning the bottom crank pully by hand. starter bad, starter solenoid bad. You can check these by taking something metallic and touching the 2 post together on the starter. (The big and little posts). That should get you started though. good luck

Sep 21, 2009 | 1998 Chevrolet Blazer

2 Answers

My 95 f3 will crank but wont start. everything was working fine replace a headlight now it wont start with the starter. battery is charged and i can push start it but the engine just cranks and cranks and...

Sounds like a wire or plug got disconnected while changing the headlight out, the harness that connects to the clutch safety switch, the one that lets the ignition fire when cranking only when the clutch is pulled in. A safety feature so you don't dump the bike if you crank it while in gear.

Sep 12, 2009 | 1997 Honda CBR 600 F(3)V

1 Answer

My pto wont go in gear; 8n tracter.

Try it while just coming to a stop.or just starting to move forward.
Depress the clutch and push it back towards engagement position....because it's tied to wheel speed the moving parts might allow it to drop in.

Apr 15, 2009 | Ford 8N Tractor

2 Answers

Intermittent Power / starting issues with 1994 Laredo


Dec 12, 2008 | 1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee

2 Answers

Replaced starter gear then torqued to 5 lbs,fired up,fine? replaced primary and now wont start?

Well, first off....Dont try starting it anymore without the primary, it can damage the gears. The problem you describe is common with custom builds. I'll assume you purchased the correct stock jackshaft for your model and installed the lock plate and everything else correctly. You can tighten the jackshaft bolt to 7-9lbs. Your last step is putting a wrench on the assembly and pulling it out and turning 1/4 turns to make sure its not binding, as a last resort you can bevel the jackshaft bushing on the out primary so it goes in smoothly - thats what I did on mine and it works like a charm. Good luck

Oct 27, 2008 | Harley Davidson Harley-Davidson Motorcycle...

Not finding what you are looking for?
Motorcycles Logo

Related Topics:

84 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Harley Davidson Experts

Arnie Burke
Arnie Burke

Level 3 Expert

4536 Answers


Level 3 Expert

4340 Answers


Level 3 Expert

76691 Answers

Are you a Harley Davidson Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides