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Steve, Motorcycle Mechanic
Category: Motorcycle
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Experience:  30+ yrs. experience, MMI, HD technician, HD early, engine rebuild/performance, bike builder, kit bike program manager, CCI 2001-2004
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My 2011 Electra Glide is not cranking over all the time like

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My 2011 Electra Glide is not cranking over all the time like it should. They tell me my battery is good but it still doesnt crank over everytime when I try to start it. There is no grinding,clicking or whizzing sound. It acts like a high compression start or like it doesnt have enough power to turn over. Though it doesnt act that way all the time. One time it cranks fine and the time it wont. My lower part of my engine was under water for at least 24 hours. We multi flushed and filled my transmission and primary 4 times. I have ridden it 150 miles since that was done with no problems except the starting issue. Your thoughts?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Motorcycle
Expert:  Steve replied 1 year ago.

if your lower engine was under water, then your starter motor was under water.

I suspect issues with the solenoid and brushes.

if it were my bike, I would just replace the starter motor. you could have it rebuilt, but by the time you install all new bearings and bushings and rotor, you would be into it for the price of a new starter anyway.

let me know if you need more help.

Steve

Expert:  Steve replied 1 year ago.
let me know if you need more help.
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Steve
Expert:  Steve replied 1 year ago.

let me know if you need more help.

if not, please leave a POSITIVE RATING.

thank you,

Steve

Expert:  Steve replied 1 year ago.

let me know if you need more help.

if not, please leave a POSITIVE RATING.

thank you,

Steve

Expert:  Steve replied 1 year ago.

let me know if you need more help.

if not, please leave a POSITIVE RATING.

thank you,

Steve