HELP!! Can get 'er started...

Discussion in 'Engine, Fuel and Exhaust' started by ckelly999, Oct 1, 2007.

  1. ckelly999

    ckelly999 Member

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    Hello all,

    I have a 2003 Wide Glide, carb with about 4000 miles on it (bought it second hand in 2005 with 400 miles on it). I tried starting it yesterday but she wouldn't turn over. I have power, but when I turn the key she cranks once or twice, then I get a "ratchety" kind of sound.

    I haven't started it in about 2 months due to travel and an injury, it's been sitting outside my house, covered. Did I flood the engine trying to start it, or do I have bigger problems? Any tips? Thanks for any and all help.

    Regards,

    ckelly999
     
  2. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    I agree with a thorough battery terminal cleaning.