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Where is the starter on a 1993 heritage softail

Bike will not start. Does not seem like it has any compression

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Above the transmission, behind the rear cylinder.

Do a compression test. Check for spark at the plugs BUT best to have new plugs.

on any four stroke engine, you must have three things for the engine to run. You need fuel, spark, and compression. The easy one to check is the fuel. Take your air filter off and make sure you're getting fuel to the engine. Then, check your spark. Pull the spark plug wires off the spark plugs in the head and insert another set of plugs in the wires. Ground the plugs against the engine, turn the ignition switch on and press the start button. Watch the plugs to see if you have spark. The next test is compression. With the engine cold, remove the spark plugs. If you have a compression gauge, connect it to one of the heads and spin the engine over with the starter. If you don't have a gauge, simply put your finger over the spark plug hole. Turn the throttle wide open and press the start button. You should show about a hundred pounds of compression if you have agaugeor the compression should blow your finger off the hole with a good deal of force if you're checking it that way. If you have all three of these and they're timed correctly, the engine should run. If the engine won't run, find out which of the three elements is missing and work from there.

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I would take the battery up to advance or autozone and get it tested under load. The battery may show 12v but not have the amps to crank

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SOURCE: how to reset alarm on heritage softail, bike wont

Set the alarm by holding the key fob button until you see running lights flash twice. Turn off the alarm by pushing the key fob button twice and the lights will flash once.

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SOURCE: 2007 Heritage softail

form the sound of it you need a new clutch pak in the starter. Its pretty simply fix. don't let them sell u a new starter just a clutch pak for the starter. I take it by spinning u are not talking about the motor turning over. If its turning over then its not the starter.

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SOURCE: 1993 Heritage Softail Classic motorcycle. Front

First, I'd try replacing the bulbs in both the front and rear turn signals. See what happens, that's pretty inexpensive to try.

The turn signals are controlled by the turn signal cancelling unit. You didn't mention if the problem was on just one side or if it was on both sides of the bike. I'd try to find someone that had a known good unit that would allow me to try it. The reason, they're expensive. The last one I installed cost nearly $150.

Posted on Nov 13, 2009

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SOURCE: My 1998 Heritage Softail Classic will not start.

First, take the battery out and take it to an automotive parts house and ask them to load test it for you. If the battery is good, put it back in the bike and reconnect the cables. Make sure they are clean and tight.

There are two things that could be making the clicking noise, the starter relay and starter solenoid. The relay makes a soft sound and the starter solenoid makes a loud clicking. Let's start with the starter relay. It is located on the front side of the rear fender. Look at the front side of the rear fender just below the oil tank. The relay is a cube looking thing about 1 inch on all dimensions with about five wires running to it. These fail quite often as water gets into them. When you press the starter button, you can hear a faint click. If you suspect this is the problem there is a way to test but you'll need a test light.

Look at the end of the starter on the right side of the bike under the oil tank. You'll see a pentagon shaped (five sided) plate. Up near the top of that plate you'll see a plug with one green wire running into it. Unplug this connector and stick your test light probe into the plug. Turn the switch on and press the starter button. If the test light lights up, the starter relay is good and your problem is in the starter solenoid. If the light does not light up, replace the starter relay.

You can get a rebuild kit for the starter. They are not difficult to install but you may have to pull the starter off the bike to repair it. Once you figure out what the problem is, repost and we'll go from there. Good Luck!

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