Question about 2001 Harley Davidson FLSTC - FLSTCI Heritage Classic
This problem is not as common on the Evolution and later engines as it was on the old Shovelhead engines. What causes the problem is the engine trying to start and "kicking back" against the starter. This will cause the starter drive to disengage with the starter ring gear on the clutch while it's trying to turn the engine. The noise is frightening and sounds like something tearing itself apart in the primary.
Like I said, the Evo and later engines don't do this as badly as the earlier Shovelhead engines did. Usually, the stock ignition system has to wait until a few revolutins of the engine occurs before the plugs start to spark. That's the purpose of the compression sensor on the Twin Cam engines.
Now, since you didn't tell me exactly what year model bike or ignition system your running, I'll generalize my answer. If you're still running the stock ignition, I'd check the timing on the engine and make sure it is not set too high. If you have an aftermarket ignition system, check the timing on it as well and if it is equpped with an "electric start / kick start" switch, make sure it's in the "electric start" position. This would probably only be revelent if you're riding a Shovelhead.
Like aaid earlier, this does happen from time to time but if it's happening too often, check the ignition system on your bike. Good Luck, Steve
Posted on Apr 25, 2010
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Tips for a great answer:
Jun 18, 2016 | Kenmore Washing Machines
Sep 19, 2015 | Motorcycles
Mar 30, 2015 | 1998 Plymouth Neon
Feb 08, 2013 | 1991 GMC Sonoma
May 11, 2017 | Hyundai Getz Cars & Trucks
Jul 09, 2012 | Craftsman Garden
May 21, 2010 | Kenmore 98702 Stacked Washer/Dryer
Oct 17, 2009 | LG Dishwashers
287 people viewed this question
Usually answered in minutes!
Step 2: Please assign your manual to a product: