Question about Harley Davidson FLSTF Fat boy Motorcycles
And then it just clicks like it has no juice,put jump box on it and the starter gets hot to the touch,and cables warm up aswell bad starter?
Posted by Anonymous on
Sure sounds like it if the battery is okay to start with. But there are tests you can do.
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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
If your starter is clicking, not the starter relay, but the engine will not turn over, it may be time to replace the contacts in the solenoid of your starter.
On the right side of the bike, look at the starter and locate a pentagon (5-sided) plate on the end. This is the solenoid, the round part below that is the starter motor. Now, remove the three small screws that hold this plate on. There will be a spring and a plunger under this plate. Pull the plunger straight out of the solenoid.
On the plunger, you'll see a large round copper washer. In the solenoid, you'll see two large copper contacts. They will all have some scorched areas on them but should not be burned down to about half their orignal thickness. If they are, time to order a "rebuild kit" for you starter and install it.
The kit will come with directions. Just make sure you disconnect the battery before starting that job. firstname.lastname@example.org
Posted on Feb 21, 2010
SOURCE: it won't start, it just clicks??
It could be a lose or corroded concision , but before getting to deep in to it I would pull the spark plugs and give it a shot of oil wd/40 in the cylinder's, and crank it over with out the spark plugs in especially if it sat for a wile where it could have been damp. make sure the new battery is charged if still wont crank over then it is likely the starter could be bad you can check that with a amp. draw test . hope this give you what you need to know , let us know if this Helped Thank You.
Posted on Mar 31, 2010
You need a test light on the starter terminal when it won't start. Attempt the start and if the light comes on, but the motor doesn't, the motor is defective. In that case, remove the starter from the engine and inspect each brush located at the opposite end from the drive for excess wear or weak spring tension that holds the brush in place. Don't rotate the brush 180 degrees when replaced. I don't know if rebuild kits are available--check with a dealer. Hope this helps!
Posted on May 21, 2010
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