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Custom bike....starter "clunks" and does not turn over

Have a custom motorcycle runing a harley davidson evo engine and transmission and enclosed primary. had the bike running one day, then went to start it the next day, and the starter just clunks one time, but doesn't turn the engine over. battery is showing full charge (even put it on charer overnight) and is new. connections look good, but when i try to start, wire from start switch to starter gets REALLY hot. like i said, the motor doesn't turn over...just "clunks" one time. the guy that built the bike is 5 hours away and not available to help. any ideas on what i can try?

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Sounds like your jack shaft isnt engaging into the bushing in your outer primary... you should pull off the outer primary and try carefully filing the edges off the bushing... Also check that the jack shaft has been properly installed.... This problem is common on customs

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