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2007 xl1200r won't crank over even with new battery fully charged. Turn key, cycles through the power up, push start button, click!

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  • Paul Henley May 16, 2014

    starter solenoid might be jammed.sometimes agentle tap on the starter motor may release it

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    Bobby Blevins May 17, 2014

    Most likely the plunger in the starter solenoid is sticking. Disconnect the positive battery cable,then remove the triangular plate on the end of the starter solenoid,be carefully as it has a spring behind it and will fly out if you're not carefully. Clean the plunger with carb cleaner,and Emory cloth. Pay close attention to the copper washer on the end of the plunger,as it may be pitted,or warped,and need to be lightly sanded using 600 grit sandpaper. Look inside the solenoid housing and you'll see two copper plates,those are what the plunger contacts to bridge the connection. Make sure that they are clean and free of burs,etc. then simply apply liberal amounts of dielectric grease to the plunger body,washer,and contacts inside the solenoid,and put it back together. This should solve your issues completely. Unless you don't mind carrying a hammer around to tap the solenoid with whenever it sticks again...lol.

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Read pauls solution you could try putting it in to gear and rocking it back and forward to see if that will free it up

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probably starter relay. clicking it it trying to throw over the relay switch, remove it if you can and bang it on the ground and put it back and try it. if not try banging it with handle of screwdriver or something you can get to it with. let me know what happens.

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Computer has stored a code in it that the bike has fallen over, take it to a shop that can clear the code and it will be fine.

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Turn the handlebars to the left and lock them with the key. Once locked, unlock and try to restart, this resets the alarm on my 2008 FLHX.

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First, check the "Run/Stop" switch on the right handlebar switch housing. Make sure it's in the "Run" position. If it is, your starter relay may not be working. The relay is exactly like those on your car, a one inch plastic cube. Now, where it's located, I'm not sure. It could be under the seat or behind either of the two side covers on your bike. Once you find it, turn the switch on, hold on to the relay, and push the start button. You should feel the relay click. If it does click but the starter does not engage, you need to test the voltage coming out of the relay.

To test the output of the relay, look at the end of your starter from the right side of your bike. You'll see a five sided plate on the end of the starter solenoid. At the top of the plate, you'll see a single wire plugged into the starter. Unplug the wire and stick a test light probe in the connector on the end of the wire. Again, turn the switch on and press the start button. If the light lights up, your relay is good. If not, the relay is probably bad.

To do a final test on the starter, remove the five sided plate by removing the three small bolts that secure it. You'll see a plunger inside the solenoid. Make sure the bike's transmission is in neutral. Using a large screwdriver, push the plunger into the starter solenoid. The starter should engage and turn the engine over regardless of whether the switch is "on" or "off". Make certain that you push the plunger all the way in. If the starter does not turn, you starter is bad.

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Steve

Posted on Nov 24, 2010

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