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If it's a Harley-Davidson Sportster you're referring to. I'd suggest trying a Harley-Davidson Forum:
Or try YouTube: https://youtu.be/D0Dgbd7KdJo
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Posted on Apr 23, 2019
what exactly are you looking for? overhaul,diagnostics If you know its the starter and cost is your concern you can usually find somthing aftermarket that will do the job for less than parts and time for a rebuild on a factory unit
Posted on Dec 30, 2009
One other thought, you could also have bad spark plug caps or even a partially fouled plug. If you have fancy flashing plug caps they can cause poor spark. At any rate this would be inexpensive and easy thing to try. If new plugs do not help, carry the old ones as spares in your tool kit.
Posted on Jun 17, 2010
Depends on the click. If it's a soft click, it could be a bad starter relay. If it's a loud click, it's probably the starter solenoid. The starter relay used to be mounted on the backside of the oil tank but they may have moved it behind the triangular plate on the left side of the bike. To determine the problem, look at the end of the starter and you'll see a single small wire plugged on the solenoid just above the five sided plate that is held on by three 3mm bolts. Remove this wire and connect a test light or a volt meter to it. Turn the switch on and press the start button. If the light lights up or the meter shows battery voltage, the starter relay is good. If not, replace the relay.
If the click is a loud click, the contacts in the solenoid may be burned. Remove the five sided plate and remove the plunger and spring. Look at the two large copper contacts. Are they badly burned? If so,you need to replace them. You can order the parts from Harley or most aftermarket sources sell them.
Posted on May 31, 2011
It is possible for the ANTITHEFT security system to disable your starter from the ignition. Read about it on this link
Posted on Feb 07, 2012
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