wont start

Discussion in 'Touring Models' started by pcseminole47, Apr 27, 2010.

  1. pcseminole47

    pcseminole47 Member

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    2003road king it like backfired while starting and now wont turn over
     
  2. HDDon

    HDDon Experienced Member Contributor Retired Moderators

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    Have you checked your battery voltage? Or checked the main fuze?
     
  3. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    Need a bit more info, have you checked/cleaned the battery terminals?
     
  4. BUBBIE

    BUBBIE Well-Known Member

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    Just from what you said : backfired

    It may have jammed the starters clutch drive gear and shaft to the big clutch ring gear... Keeping it from turning over...

    Put it into 3rd gear and rock the bike forward and back to see if that will let the clutch-starter-drive loosen its grip...(moving engine to loosen the drive)

    signed....BUBBIE
     
  5. pcseminole47

    pcseminole47 Member

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    it tried to start, now wont even engage the starter so i think it is maybe electrical dont think it is the starter, it just buzzes i and makes some clicking noises but the starter does nothing
     
  6. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    How about lights? got any? Try cleaning the battery terminals or check for tightness?
     
  7. pcseminole47

    pcseminole47 Member

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    checked terminols and cleaned batrtery has 12.6 volts lights are dim dash light are flickering and one of the relays under seat is buzzing starter not engaging could it be the starter relay?
     
  8. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    From what you describe, it sounds like either a bad battery or a bad ground return to the battery if you cleaned all the terminals properly. Dont overlook a bad cable too.
     
  9. pcseminole47

    pcseminole47 Member

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    glider you were right the battery had a come apart fit inside and had low voltage new battery and im good to go Again thanks for all you guys help....
     
  10. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    Glad you found the problem. Electrical problems can be a bear sometimes to find.