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Jeff Policky, Motorcycle Mechanic
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I replaced my starter in my 2001 FLHTC, it has a 106 in it

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I replaced my starter in my 2001 FLHTC, it has a 106 in it and this is the 3rd starter since I pumped it up to a 106. I put in a new 1.8kw Terry starter and new heavy duty battery cables. Once the installation was completed I tried the starter before putting on the outer primary cover. The ring gear kicks out but doesn't appear to be very strong, it appears to hit the pinion gear and just stops. Any idea where I went wrong?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Motorcycle
Expert:  P.J. replied 1 year ago.

Tough to know based on the information given. A 1.8 starter is pretty strong and should do the trick. Let's see if we can try to narrow it down. I'm going to need some more information.

Do you have compression releases?

If not, do you know your cylinder pressure in each cylinder?

Do you know what cam, lifters, and pushrods you have?

Have you tried removing the plugs and turning the engine over manually in 5th gear to insure everything is free to turn easily?

Thanks, P.J.