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Replaced battery bike started seveal tmes during a 2 week period and now it will not start. it will only make a clicking sound and it seem's to be coming from my starter. i purcheased another harley battery and the bike started again for only a few week now i am back to the clicking sound, i also replaced my starter relay switch.MY BIKE IS A 1998 HARLEY DAVIDSON LOW RIDER, can you please lead me in the right direction.

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Yes, you need to check your charging system. First remove the battery and fully charge it (overnight) then refit, and start the bike. With the engine running at about twice the idle speed check the voltage at the battery. It should be approx 14 volts DC. If it is lower than 12.5 you should look first at the voltage regulator and rectifier. The symptoms you describe lead me to believe your charging system is the culprit. It may also be be your alternator, but check the regulator and rectifier first (cheaper)

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Check your spark plugs, they are quite fragile & yoy may have a crack in the ceramics. Replacement is recommended.

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Clean and tighten the battery terminals! Spark at the battery terminal indicates a loose connection.

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A harley AGM battery are usaully good for three to five years the best thing to do is have the battery load tested.Now as far as your problem now depending on the batterys state of charge the solenoid will click or not.Because you store it alot you should keep a trickle charger on the battery

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the click means the start relay is getting power,just not enough or it may be bad.Check cables to the starter from start relay also.

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If your starter is spinning but the engine is not turning over, you over running clutch or Bendix is bad. On the Nippondenso style starter on the late bikes, this starter clutch is inside of the starter. You must pull the starter off and disassemble it to repair the starter. If you can do the job yourself, you can repair the starter and save some money. If you're going to have to pay a mechanic to do the work, simply replace the starter. Any money saved by repairing the starter in this case would be quickly depleted in labor cost.

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Steve

Posted on Jun 05, 2011

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