Question about MK Battery Health & Beauty
It might be a defective battery. Try putting the new battery in a DS lite that you know works. If the other DS works with its own battery, but doesn't with with your battery, then your battery is most likely defective.
Or you could take the battery out of a good DS that turns on and can do everything, and put it in your DS. If your DS still doesn't work, even with the other DS's battery, then your DS might be broken.
Posted on Dec 19, 2008
Ok, make sure your battery is installed and connected correctly. The connections should be clean and tight. Now, look at the end of your starter. You'll see a five sided plate with a tower like thing in the middle on the end of your starter. Just above it is a single wire that plugs onto the starter. Unplug this wire and insert a test light into the wire. Turn your ignition on and press the start button. If the light lights up, your starter is bad. If it doesn, you've got another problem.
If the light does not light up, you'll have to find the starter relay. Harley moves these things around all the time so you never know where to look for one from year to year. I'd start under the seat and then move to the side panels if necessary. The relay is a typical one inch cube made of plastic. When you find it, turn on the igntion and press the start button while holding the relay. It should click. If if doesn't, it's probably bad and even if it does, it's probably bad. I'd replace the part as it's not all that expensive.
If you suspect the starter, go back and remove the three screws that hold the five sided plate onto the starter. Behind the plate you see a plunger with a spring on it. NOW, MAKE SURE THE TRANSMISSION IS OUT OF GEAR. Using a large screwdriver, push the plunger into the starter as far as it will go. The starter should engage and turn the engine. If not, you may have to replace the large copper contacts in the solenoid.
I hope this helps you find and fix your problem
Posted on Jan 02, 2011
You need to first test for power and ground arriving at the motor to determine which one is missing and that will dictate your next test.
Posted on Aug 16, 2013
Considering the year model it could easily be a faulty connection from loose or contaminated wiring.,relays.,Alternator..Save time and check rectifier/regulator before wiring nightmare...Start and run engine sitting still at 2000 rpm.for 1 minute..,Shut it off.Carefully touch regulator ...If it is Extremely hot it is your problem.If not take it to mechanic..I would save time and troubleshooting nightmares because wiring will drive you crazy If you know nothing about it..Take to a Motorcycle Tech and let him repair it correctly ...Then he will explain the problem
Posted on Apr 05, 2015
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