STARTER PROBLEM

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STARTER PROBLEM

Postby gabbyjon » Mon Oct 19, 2020 8:12 pm

What could be the cause?Iron head Sportster, each time I turn the ignition key to the on position the starter turns over without pushing the start button. Could it be caused by the relay? Or solenoid? it worked fine until this problem persisted. I believe I hear the solenoid kick in and then starter turn.
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Re: STARTER PROBLEM

Postby strong56KH » Tue Oct 20, 2020 10:32 am

Check the starter button to see if it is stuck on or shorting.
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Re: STARTER PROBLEM

Postby Markiswellbe » Fri Oct 23, 2020 12:45 am

Switch the large cables on the solenoid
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Re: STARTER PROBLEM

Postby Markiswellbe » Fri Oct 23, 2020 12:54 am

The cable that comes from the battery (positive), goes on the longer stud. I think what is happening is when you turn the ignition on, the power is on to the starter.
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Re: STARTER PROBLEM

Postby RickD » Fri Oct 23, 2020 6:21 am

Could also be the starter relay. If the points have welded together the starter will just keep spinning as soon as the power is switched on. I had this with an NOS relay once.
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Re: STARTER PROBLEM

Postby gabbyjon » Thu Oct 29, 2020 3:39 pm

Starter problem solved,the correct answer submitted was starter button stuck,a recently replaced the cheap aftermarket part did not last long.You win an all expense paid trip to China!!don't forget your mask.
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