Harley Solenoid Failure


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  1. Lisa
    Lisa

    Wondering if I am having similar problem. While riding this weekend I pulled in my clutch to shift into first at a light and heard my starter as if I pushed the run button. Each time I would go to shift from that point I would hear it. We made it home without shifting. When I turned her off, we hear a winding down sound. Any ideas?

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  2. Wilfredo
    Wilfredo

    I just bought a 2009 sportster xl 1200L. Was running great. Couple days later, went to start and starter attempted to turn engine over, but stopped after a couple seconds. Battery charged. Tried to jump wires directly, but same thing. I pushed bike while on third gear and heard engine turning over (very hard to push). Could it be the starter?

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  3. John
    John

    Hi guys, bizarre think, why my bike pack up now when I can ride all day along.
    Anyway, I have turn ignition on, pull the choke out, 2-3 grips twist as always – engine turn few revs than die with what I can describe as funny stop.
    Done the test as Bob demonstrated in the video, I connected wire direct from battery plus to starting solenoid with ignition on, etc.
    Nothing – dead. Is it possible that the solenoid or starter (fit new one about 1000km ago) got stuck some how???
    Any ideas???
    Thank you in anticipation!!!
    Greetings from Australia
    John

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      • John
        John

        FAT BOY 1996 FLSTF
        ….I vent bit further, clean up the solenoid and going to buy plunger cup today.
        It seems to pull the solenoid, but that’s it, starter don’t move.
        I guess the starter pack up???

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  4. drandad
    drandad

    HAVE TO REPLACE OR REBUILD THE SOLENOID ON A 1999 FLH DO YOU HAVE TO PULL THE STARTER TO DO THE JOB

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  5. ALLEN
    ALLEN

    I have a 1999 road king classic the starter is sometime coming on by its self. sometime I have heard it wile coming home last ride. and sometimes when I turn on the ignition. not sure how to trouble shoot that. starter button ? solenoid ?

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    • Customer Service
      Customer Service

      It can be a bad start button, your starter relay or it can be or damaged wiring.
      Inspect your right side switch harness, the harness @ your starter relay, & the green wire that plugs into the starter.
      Focus on the black wire with a red tracer in the right side switch harness.
      This wire is live when you depress the start button. It terminates at the starter relay. When it feeds voltage to relay, voltage bridges to relay terminal #87 (green wire), then to starter.
      Grab a test light or multimeter.
      https://www.fixmyhog.com/post/videos-harley/
      https://www.fixmyhog.com/video/simplifying-electricity-002170/
      -Mark

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  6. Derrick Hillier
    Derrick Hillier

    Good day Jerry.Tou could also remove just the outer primary cover & lube the starter shaft with white grease.I had this issue with a twin cam 88 bike in the past.

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  7. Robert Reed
    Robert Reed

    Wondering what might be the next thing to look for. 2010 Rocker C. Was running fine. Shut it of. Next time , every thing works but it won’t start. Turns over, battery good, replaced coil, plugs. Still turns over, but will not fire. Any help would be appreciated

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