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I have a 97 road king harley, just returned from a 60k ride and when I press the starter it just spins but doesnt catch, put the bike in gear and it just free-wheels as if in neutral but when I press

Bike is a 97 roadking, starter is just spinning but not catching, in gear bike just free wheeling as if in neutral, press the starter with bike in gear and it tries to start as if in gear and lurches forward but then starter just spins before firing, so, bike wont fire up

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  • Rod Paul Mar 27, 2014

    o k, was going to remove the cover for primary drive chain to check the tension but the mechanic arrived and suggested that it may be a broken primary chain from engine to gearbox so took it to the shop and discovered that to be the case=broken primary chain.

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Hi Rod, your starter clutch drive has gone south and you need to remove the starter to replace it. Please websites below for how to directions:
2005 Harley Dyna FXDX starter replacement
Harley Davidson Manuals Mark Workshop
Good luck

Posted on May 01, 2015

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SOURCE: 1999 road king wont start

Its your fuel pump if you can't hear it. And its inside your tank. Not a hard fix if you have a book that tells you how to remove it. Alot of procedures to follow to get it right. And yes it does work off a relay.

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SOURCE: engine won't turn

climate/ humidity? possible rust in cylinders? try some marvel mystery oil in the spark plug holes...oil doesn't lubricate static pistons...after setting always pull plugs and motor over before starting; I know 2 little too late; these are beasts; alittle oil on top of the pistons will break free

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SOURCE: rear wheel position 2000 road king

This is not normal under no circumstance should your drive belt rub!! If you didn't take it to a dealer do so, if you did see the service manager or owner!

Posted on Aug 15, 2009

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SOURCE: wifes harley 2007 1200L sporster, started ran

Take the spark plugs out of the engine and see if the engine turns over then. If it does but the engine will not turn over with the plugs in it, have the battery checked. Never assume a battery is good because it's not very old.

If the engine will not turn over with the spark plugs out, it sounds like may have serious problems. In this case, I'd consult a professional mechanic.

You can repost if you find out more information for us to work from. Good Luck

Posted on Nov 20, 2009

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SOURCE: i have a 1983 harley sporster 1000cc and the gear

Yes, it is. The gear is on the clutch shell

Posted on Jul 06, 2010

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