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P.S. I note that no one answered Idontwantapickle's question -- last before my post here -- about "runaway" starter. Anything to that?
You're screwed......Not impossible. But then a sticking solenoid is also possible.Best bet. Know how to get the seat off and where the fuse or relay is to pull if the starter keeps going. Very unlikely thing, but possible.[/quote It had only happened once, so yes it is rare - I experienced a stuck solenoid at an embarrassing event. I was teaching an MSF advanced rider course and was just about to demonstrate how to ride the course on my 1989 Hardley Electra Glide FLHTC. I had just announced to the class to " do what I do on the course ". Hit the starter button and smoke started rising from behind the R saddle bag and the starter would not stop "Starting". I quickly unhooked the battery connection. Of course I was the " only " Harley out there... Just solidified in the students mind - how mechanically unreliable and problematic the HD's were still back then....
Along the lines with post #91, I just installed the MPH relay fix and all I got was my bike continueously turning over and not starting - take my finger of the starter switch and she keeps on cranking….. and does not start. Put it back to stock and she works, and I am sure it will go back to the intermittent fuse blowing problem again soon…..Any advise would be appreciated. Although I am pretty mechanically inclined, when it comes to electrical, I am barely qualified to hold a drop-light.
Don, Unplug the start relay and check you have Voltage on the 30 socket with the key turned OffRelay --- 30 direct from battery via a fuse --- 87 direct to starter solenoid| | |If 30 is alive only when the key is turned ON you have it wired wrong.
Just to clarify a little, i get aloud "click" when i try to start it, after the dials do there normal sweep and fuel pump makes its normal noise.cheersDon
What happens if a modified relay circuit sticks and cranks out of control due to the relay failing?On the original setup the human turns the key off breaking the circuit to the solenoid, not just the relay. This is most likely why the factory did it this way. I have never had a bike do it, but I have seen the nuclear meltdown that can occur when a car starter circuit cranks to death. No doubt the legal dept had a say in that. Any thoughts from y'all? My apologies if this has been covered, I did not find it when I looked.Hunter
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