I think my starter is going but not positive

Discussion in 'General Harley Davidson Topic' started by CVOlover, May 15, 2012.

  1. CVOlover

    CVOlover Member

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    I'm having and issue starting my bike on the initial push of the button,when I push the starter button it does not turn over, it simply makes somewhat of a grinding sound (like when its already started and u hit the starter button) . I'm hoping someone else on here has had a similar issue. It seems to start up no problem the second time every time . My bike is an 08 CVO road king with only 5000 miles on it, I'm hoping this is an easy fix

    thanks,

    Tyler
     
  2. Dr. Dolittle

    Dr. Dolittle Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    Simple stuff first - are you still on your original battery? Load test your battery and check for good, clean, tight connections everywhere before you start tearing out your starter.
     
  3. Jeff Klarich

    Jeff Klarich Well-Known Member Contributor

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    +1 on what Dr. Dolittle suggested, take a look in the self help section as well. Sounds like you could have a starter drive issue, do you have the extended warranty?
     
  4. CVOlover

    CVOlover Member

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    what do you mean by starter drive issue?
     
  5. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    Load test the battery first, do you have a stock comp sprocket? H D had some problems with ring gears, do the simple things first starting at the battery
     
  6. Jeff Klarich

    Jeff Klarich Well-Known Member Contributor

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    Not fully engaging or not engaging at all with the ring gear. Check out the self help section, alot of good info there.
     
  7. traveller

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    check the power to the starter. If not enough amps to the starter the contacts will chatter, making a noise similar to what you heard. hope this helps.
     
  8. bodean46

    bodean46 Member

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    My problem is just paid 722.00 April 5th for a high torque starter that took dealer 10 days to get and now this morning, after a 20 mile ride, that high dollar starter won't engage, just click. Dealer got starer from Drag Specialties as well as a new Drag Specialties battery last year. Supposed to head out to Atwood Tennessee in the morning, but laying odds that won't happen.
     
  9. RoadKing61

    RoadKing61 New Member

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    Thank you Dr. I had my battery checked was seriously low on cranking amps, 199 amps.