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2005 sportster will not ingage starter keeps blowing fuse and head light will not come on.

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Check your starter relay. I think it's behind the triangular plate. It's a black plastic thing about 1" cubed. I think that relay runs of the accessories fuse. I this is the case, the relay will not pull in and engage the starter.

To test the starter, you can "hot wire" it. Look at the end of the starter. You see a plate that roughly shaped like a pentagon. Right above it on the starter is a singe wire connector. Disconnect this wire. Now, run a wire from the positive side of the battery and touch it to the terminal on the starter. The starter should kick in and turn the engine over. Make sure the bike is in neutral.

To check the relay, on the wire you just unplugged, connect a volt ohm meter (VOM) and put the meter in range DC volts 50 volt scale. Turn the switch on and press the starter button, you should see 12 volts on the meter. If not, the relay is bad. They cost about $15 to $20.

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Steve

Posted on May 28, 2010

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