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When i try to start my hd road king, you can hear the starter engage, it clicks, but then nothing, it doesn't turn over

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If you hear the starter click but the starter is not turning and the engine is not turning over, the problem is more than likely in the starter solenoid. When looking at the end of the starter, you'll see a five sided plate held on by three small 3mm screws. Remove these screws and take the plate off. Behind the plate is the solenoid plunger and spring, take these two pieces out. Now, look into the solenoid and you'll see two large copper contacts. One or both of the contacts is probably burned pretty badly and is not smooth on the surface. One will probably have a crescent shaped area that is burned away and lower than the rest of the contact. If you find this, you need to replace these contacts. Kits are available either through Harley or aftermarket sources.

If you hear the click and you hear the starter spinning but the engine is not turning, the problem is inside the starter. The over running clutch is bad and must be replaced. To do this job, you must remove the starter from the bike and disassemble it. Replacement parts are available either through Harley or aftermarket sources.

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It's look like a bad battery, check the cables and contact on battery,often it become lloose with the motor vibration.

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