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Steve, Motorcycle Mechanic
Category: Motorcycle
Satisfied Customers: 6833
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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Solenoid engages but starter motor doesn't turn over. Brand

Customer Question

solenoid engages but starter motor doesn't turn over. Brand new battery and starter.
JA: When you turn the key, do you get a single loud click, or a series of rapid ones?
Customer: series of rapid clicks
JA: What is the make/model/year of your car?
Customer:*****glide
JA: Are you fixing your bike yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: Just new battery and new starter
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: I am fixing it
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Motorcycle
Expert:  Steve replied 1 month ago.

your symptoms indicate a dead battery and that doesn't make any sense.

ensure both ends of all battery cables have a clean and tight connection and that the cables are not pulling out of the crimped end lugs.

then, measure the battery voltage under the following conditions:

- ignition OFF.

- ignition ON.

- with the start button depressed.

let me know what you find.

Steve

Expert:  Steve replied 4 days ago.

let me know if you need more help.

if not, please leave a POSITIVE RATING.

THANK YOU,

Steve