I have serviced my starter motor and now I have fixed it back on the bike.I had removed the oil tank to allow for easy access to get at the starter motor.The oil tank had what looks like a circuit breaker fixed underneath .I did not bother to label any wires as I thought one black and red to the copper stud and the other plain stud had two brown wires.I accidentally attached the black wire which came from the regulator to the copper stud.when ignition was switched on the neutral,oil,and headlights started to glow bright then dim and kept making a click noise intermittently.Then smoke appeared up in the starter switch housing on right hand side of handlebars.Since then I have been trying to track down the correct wiring plan.CAN YOU HELP,,PPPLLLLEEASE
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If the motor was running ok before you changed the starter motor you must have damaged something. Changing a starter motor on a softail harley involves removing the oil tank and wiring. You must have damaged something while doing this. Logic dictates this. Check everything that you touched or moved.
Remove the primary cover. Remove the small bolt at the end of the starter. From the right side of the bike, remove the two bolts holding the starter to the back side of the primary housing. This job is much easier if you remove the oil tank to get at the starter bolts, but I have done it with the oil tank in place, by using long ball allen wrenches. Always replace the locking tabs at the end of the starter when replacing the starter, or removing it from the bike for any reason,
You will really need a service manual on this. Remove seat. Remove battery. Remove exhaust system. Drain and remove oil tank. Remove starter leads. Remove starter. Replace. Reinstall above in reverse order of disassembly.Don't forget to put oil back in.
To take the starter off your bike, first, you need to remove the seat, disconnect the cables from the battery, and remove the battery.Then, drain the primary case and remove the outer primary cover.Take the small bolt out that holds the starter jackshaft in and remove the jackshaft.On the early models, there is a small o-ring that you need to replace.Once you have this off, go to the other side of the bike and remove part or all of the exhaust system to enable you to reach the starter.On a Softail bike, you'll have to remove the bolts and supporting rubber grommets from the oil tank.Do not take any oil lines loose.All you need to do is raise the tank just a bit to get to the rear bolt that holds the starter on.Disconnect the positive battery cable and the single small wire from the starter.Remove the two large socket head bolts that holds the starter on.When you take the starter off, there is a coupling that connects the jackshaft to the starter.Mark the direction that it goes in or the counter bored end goes towards the jackshaft.
First, disconnect the negative battery cable from the battery. Then, drain the oil from your primary. Remove the floor boards, shifter or anything else you need to remove in to remove the outer primary cover. Remove the outer primary cover. Remove the small bolt holding the starter jackshaft in and remove the jackshaft. There is a coupler that connects the jackshaft to the starter motor. If it comes out with the jackshaft, mark it so that you know which way it goes back in.
Now, on the right side of the bike, remove the exhaust system or whatever might be in the way of getting the starter off. Remove the bolts holding the oil tank but don't remove the tank. All you need is a little room that you get by lifting the tank up a bit. There are two large bolts holding the start onto the inner primary. Remove these two bolts and unplug the single wire going to the solenoid and the battery cable from the starter. Now, you can work the starter out from under the oil tank and off of the bike.
To remove the starter on you Softail, first disconnect the negative side of the battery.
Then drain the primary and remove any footboards, shifters, ect. so that you can get the outer primary cover off. Once the cover is off, remove the small bolt that holds the starter jackshaft on and remove the jackshaft. The jackshaft coupling may come out with the jackshaft. Mark which way the coupling goes back in as there is a snap ring on the inside that is not in the center.
Now, go to the right side of the bike and remove the exhaust system, and remove the bolts that hold the oil in. Do not take the tank out but you need to be able to lift the tank just a bit. Remove the battery cable from the starter using a 12mm wrench. There are two large bolts that hold the starter into the inner primary, remove these two bolts and unplug the small wire at the top of the solenoid and the starter will come out.
Looking under the bike up at the motor you'll see 2 drain plugs, 1 is motor and 1 is transmission.
Its easy to determine which is which because the transmission plug is vertical and the motor is horizontal.
Also you can drain the oil tank from the oil tank drain line which is plugged by a nipple on the frame. On the kickstand side of the bike, behind transmission.
To remove the starter, disconnect the battery. Then drain the oil from the primary and remove the outer cover. Take the bolt out of the center of the starter jackshaft. When you pull the jackshaft out, the coupler may come with it. Make sure you mark the postion of the coupler as in must go back in the proper direction.
Then from the other side, remove the exhaust system and anything else that may be in your way of getting to the starter motor. You will probably have to remove the seat and take the bolts out of the oil tank on your softail. This is usually required so that you can lift the tank just enough to get the starter out. On some, I've seen the oil tank have to drained and removed to get the starter out. Once you get access to the starter, take the two large 5/16th bolts out and the starter comes out.