Question about Harley Davidson XL 1200 C Sportster Custom Motorcycles
Clicking sound for sportster relay
Posted by Anonymous on
The relay will be a little soft click and the solenoid will be a larger click.
Posted on Nov 26, 2014
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Won't start?
With just this info.Not knowing if the engine is stock or has bigger cams or high comp pistons.I would say check the starter solenoid by running jumper wire from one side to the other.then check ALL connections for corrosion and tightness
Posted on Jan 24, 2009
SOURCE: starter not always turning motor
Possible solution. You probably know that harleys, unlike almost all the others used a bendix type to shove the starter motor's gears into engagement with the starter clutch. Since you replace the solenoid, the thing that pushes the gears into engagement; the battery, that would push the starter motor if the gears were in engaagement; and the starter motor, which would turn the ring gear if it was in engagement. So wht's left? Unfortunately it sound like it might be the teeth on either the ring gear or the bendix gear, probably the ring gear as it was notoriously weak on iron sportys. Not a problem you want to try to fix at home unless blessed with tools, room and time.
Posted on Apr 08, 2009
Have you tried to bypass the starter button/switch? Use a heavy jumper wire to go between the starter terminal and the positive battery terminal. Turn the key to "On" position, make sure "Run/Off" switch is turn on. Make sure bike is in neutral. I've started guys bikes with coat hangers before when they lost had trouble with the starter button. If the bike starter turns over, you'll at least have a place to start looking for the issue. Also you said you checked the battery, what was the voltage?
Posted on Jun 02, 2010
Testimonial: "Thanks for the info. I tried your solutions, but bike will still not start. Do not see any pinched wires. When you push the start button the ignition circit pops and then resets. Any other suggestions would be great. Thanks for all your help phinfanls13"
Just had a similar issue with my '03 Dyna. Relay would click but not a peep out of the starter. It ended up being the ground(?) wire that plugs into the outside of the solenoid. The little plastic clip was worn out and causing it to lose connection intermittently. Replaced and back to normal. Let's ride!
Posted on Mar 24, 2012
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