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05 wideglide starter will not turn over but bike will start on a push start. replaced starter relay and no better

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Look at the end of your starter from the right side of the bike. You'll see a pentagon shaped plate held on with there small screws. There's a single wire connection at the top of the plate. Unplug the wire and connect a test light or a volt meter to the wire. Turn on the ignition switch and press the start button. The test light should light up or the meter should show battery voltage. If it does, your problem is in the starter. If it does not, your problem is electrical. This wire comes straight from the starter relay and it energizes your solenoid.

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Steve

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