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 Posted: Sun Apr 26th, 2015 12:50 am
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weasle1 wrote:
got the new starter in yet jeff ?? did you have to pull the inner promary and cluch ??

Naw it not was not that bad as with some of the Softails and other models. Just has to take off the outer primary cover and the rear cyl exhaust pipes. Both floor boards on the shifter side. Oh it with was a pain in the ass. Starting like it should now. Got it finished this evening.

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weasle1 wrote:
got the new starter in yet jeff ?? did you have to pull the inner promary and cluch ??

Naw it not was not that bad as with some of the Softails and other models. Just has to take off the outer primary cover and the rear cyl exhaust pipes. Both floor boards on the shifter side. Oh it with was a pain in the ass. Starting like it should now. Got it finished this evening.

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got the new starter in yet jeff ?? did you have to pull the inner promary and cluch ??

Naw it not was not that bad as with some of the Softails and other models. Just has to take off the outer primary cover and the rear cyl exhaust pipes. Both floor boards on the shifter side. Oh it with was a pain in the ass. Starting like it should now. Got it finished this evening.

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 Posted: Sat Apr 25th, 2015 09:17 pm
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got the new starter in yet jeff ?? did you have to pull the inner promary and cluch ??

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Ordered a new starter today online. Had been managing with it this Spring in hopes of all being okay with it when it really warms up. No such luck, just getting worse. So decided not to take a chance on getting stranded somewhere. Took the starter off the other day would of been a piece of cake had it not been for having to remove the exhaust. Mines a PITA with that cross over pipe. Also had to take off the primary cover in order to remove the jack shaft which is simply attached to the starter end by one 7/16th bolt. Then removed 2 bolts and disconnected the ground, ect pulled right.... The table lift is a tremendous help.

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GOC wrote:
When my starter didn't crank, or was intermittent I replaced the relay under the seat. I never had an issue since. 


Mine cranks but grinds when its cold out.

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When my starter didn't crank, or was intermittent I replaced the relay under the seat. I never had an issue since. 

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 Posted: Mon Mar 16th, 2015 12:35 am
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Starters working fine now that the temps are up around the 60 degree range. Road 150 miles today approx with a group from around town to the little town of Metamora, IN had lunch and returned. No problems, nice day.

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 Posted: Tue Feb 24th, 2015 10:06 pm
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weasle1 wrote:
dont remember if your bike is carbed or a fueler? if you want to ride it at 50 put er in 2nd gear and let her roll down hill and pop the clutch , she,ll start . if its fuel injected fer get it .:)

Carbed Weas, remember we live on flat ground all around us and no ones pushin' ole red, LOL! I will eventually replace the starter. Hopeing for a decent tax return this year ;)

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 Posted: Tue Feb 24th, 2015 08:36 pm
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dont remember if your bike is carbed or a fueler? if you want to ride it at 50 put er in 2nd gear and let her roll down hill and pop the clutch , she,ll start . if its fuel injected fer get it .:)

Last edited on Tue Feb 24th, 2015 08:36 pm by weasle1

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 Posted: Tue Feb 24th, 2015 08:10 pm
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Dave wrote:
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what does it do when it gets below 50 ?? that oil in the motor is pretty thick at that temp ,could be any number of things , starter relay , bad cell in your battery ,loose wire , the possiabilities are endless. ;)
Yeah, the possibilities are endless on that one Weasle. I was thinking about it and it could pretty much be anything...

Start simple and cheap Jeff, have the battery load tested. If it ain't healthy, nothing will act right or your test results will be skewed.



Then move onto the harder, more expensive stuff like the starter. How many amps is the starter pulling during a cold weather start?


The bike does this every Winter. Its not the battery. Replaced it last Summer. Was doing it last Winter to when cold. Its the starter gear going bad. Its strains the starter when cold do to the oil being heavier and thicker. Once the ambient temps get about 60 degrees it starts fine.

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 Posted: Tue Feb 24th, 2015 09:57 am
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weasle1 wrote:
what does it do when it gets below 50 ?? that oil in the motor is pretty thick at that temp ,could be any number of things , starter relay , bad cell in your battery ,loose wire , the possiabilities are endless. ;)
Yeah, the possibilities are endless on that one Weasle. I was thinking about it and it could pretty much be anything...

Start simple and cheap Jeff, have the battery load tested. If it ain't healthy, nothing will act right or your test results will be skewed.

Then move onto the harder, more expensive stuff like the starter. How many amps is the starter pulling during a cold weather start?

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 Posted: Mon Feb 23rd, 2015 11:42 pm
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Its the starter I think Weasle.

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 Posted: Mon Feb 23rd, 2015 11:27 am
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what does it do when it gets below 50 ?? that oil in the motor is pretty thick at that temp ,could be any number of things , starter relay , bad cell in your battery ,loose wire , the possiabilities are endless. ;)

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My starter on my bike will not work right below upper 50's. So I either do not ride at these temps or just ride when its warmer, or fix the thing.

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