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Battery was replaced and started just fine, plus rode some short runs. sat for one week battery shows there is a charge and lights come on but no power to starter whats so ever. My question is, could the rely have gone bad or is it my starter?

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It may be neither. I've heard some stories on here that points to either a securtiy system or and ECM problem on bike made after 2000. You can test your relay and starter.

Look at the end of your starter from the right side of your bike. It has a five sided plate on the end of the solenoid. Just above this plate is a single wire connection. Unplug the connector and use a test light inserted into the wire end of the connector. Turn on the ignition switch and press the start button, the test light should light or a meter should show battery voltage. If it does, it's something to do with your starter.

If it doesn't, the problem could be your relay. You'll have to find the starter relay as I don't know exactly where it is. On the older Dynas, it was in the electrical box on the left side of the bike right behind the coil cover. Once you find it. put your finger on it and turn on the ignition switch and press the start button. Feel for it to click. If it clicks but you're not getting power to the starter solenoid, I'd replace the relay.

But still, that may not solve your problem. When you first turn on your bike, you'll hear a click. If you hear a second click, it's your ECM causing your problem. This is the stuff that I know nothing about on a Harley. I work only on the bikes made prior to 1999. I hope this helps anyway.

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Steve

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