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Steve, Motorcycle Mechanic
Category: Motorcycle
Satisfied Customers: 6938
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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Starter problem, singleclick, 2001 Hd Road, I have 12v to

Customer Question

starter problem
JA: When you turn the key, do you get a single loud click, or a series of rapid ones?
Customer: singleclick
JA: What is the model/year of your motorcycle?
JA: Are you fixing your bike yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: I have 12v to the solenoid
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: no
Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Motorcycle
Expert:  Steve replied 6 months ago.

the most common cause of your symptom is a dead battery.

I can help yu determine the cause if you can provide some voltage measurements.

measure the battery voltage under the following conditions, with the run/stop switch in RUN:

- ignition OFF.

- ignition ON.

- with the start button depressed.

let me know wt you find.


Expert:  Steve replied 4 months ago.

let me know if you need more help.

if not, please leave a POSITIVE RATING.

thank you,