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post #11 of 20 (permalink) Old 01-28-2017, 06:03 AM
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You have eliminated the starter relay, by installing the push button. You've checked all connections and cables. Have you checked the starter brushes? Also using a good quality volt meter, test for drop accross each battery cable. If there is a drop then cable is corroded or loose.
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I read somewhere if you start it on compression stroke it turns over hard at 1st, mine will. In fact my sporty did the same thing. I hope we are talking about the same issue.



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I would go with the corroded wire suggestion If all grounds are tight and the pos cable is also good not corroded and hesitates that long to spin It is probably either the armature wiring burning out in the starter. or brushes

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I read somewhere if you start it on compression stroke it turns over hard at 1st, mine will. In fact my sporty did the same thing. I hope we are talking about the same issue.

In the good ol days when you had a kick start you would get a feel for what stroke it was on.
Then cycle it through to get it off the compression stroke before turning on the ignition, giving the throttle a twist or two.
Then putting some ass into it.

But his problem sounds like it is constant. Every time he tries to start it.
Doubting that it is because it is on a compression stroke every time.
Odds of that are astronomical.

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Sounds to me like the OP bought someone else's problem that the dealership couldn't figure out ! 2012 is 5 model years old already ! 2012 wasn't a bad model year at all, especially the Dyna models.
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Don't know if it was mentioned about ground cable mounting points. Should be no paint where lug contacts the frame. Mounting stud or threaded bolt hole is the only path. Makes a difference.

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Took to my mechanic today and he said what a lot of you were telling me. BATTERY. He said it didn't make any difference if I had it checked by 3 different places that I need to change the battery seeing it's going on 5 yrs. Does seem to be doing better after leaving on a trickle charger, still a little pause but not as bad. I guess after getting over paying for the bike, buying license, paying sales tax, the next thing will be a battery. Thanks for all suggestions.
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You could try replacing the Starter Relay it will be under the seat of under one of the side covers if there is another one in close proximity try switching them out and See if that Helps or the button on the right handle bar might be bad and need replacing check you wiring coming from the start button all the way to the Starter solenoid if possible a wire might be internally Broken and a moving point If you see one of the wires positive or negative swelled replace the wire it is corroded in between the Strands and won't let the power go to were it needs to

How was the battery tested with a actual load test or with a DMM Meter it makes a difference take to a auto parts they generally don't charge to test it

Relay should look something like this

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I have the same problem. I get a ticking noise similar to when a battery is dead. I just bought a new battery. the Harley dealer sold me starter relay. and I just can not find it on a 2012 Wide Glide. any help in locating it? it is not behind the box door, and I can not find any information any where on the internet, shop manual or owners manual.... help please
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I have the same problem. I get a ticking noise similar to when a battery is dead. I just bought a new battery. the Harley dealer sold me starter relay. and I just can not find it on a 2012 Wide Glide. any help in locating it? it is not behind the box door, and I can not find any information any where on the internet, shop manual or owners manual.... help please
Should be under left hand side cover you can try switching out the 2 relays that are there and see if that works if it does you have to buy a new relay . Which If you can take bad relay and ask them were there heavy duty hazard flashers relays are and get one with the same pin configuration and amp rating. Do nNot ask for a Harley starter relay they will tell you they don't carry them there about 10 bucks That what I did for my bike on a weekend when their was a big ride going on . Here's Some pics I hope it Help its the Black 1" square relay that you are looking to swap with each other

Hope it helps let us know what you find to fix it
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