push to start - Harley Davidson Forums: Harley Davidson Motorcycle Forum
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 03-10-2012, 05:41 AM Thread Starter
Member
 
harryparatestee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Dallas
Posts: 48
push to start

1999 Titan Gecko with an S&S powertrain.
I was explaining to a client that my Fatboy had a miriad of recent problems that were finally resolved and my client was having trouble starting his bike. The starter sounded like it was frozen and would do nothing but click once. I pushed him down the alley in an attempt to start (no man, you have to have it in gear before you dump the clutch!). It didn't start doing that but upon getting back to his garage I pushed the starter and VRROOOOOM!
Since then he has asked me to ride it when I come by, which I do. Last week he called me and said it happened again. He rocked it back and forth a couple of times in gear and she started.
Something is stuck but I don't know what it is besides the starter. Any ideas and why?
As always thanks in advance.

No Mr. Bond, I want you to die!
harryparatestee is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 03-10-2012, 05:48 AM
Grandstanding Member
 
Dave63's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: PA
Posts: 29,803
Sounds like the jackshaft gear is hanging up on the clutch starter ring. Could be due to a work jackshaft, gear, bendix, primary cover bushing or any of the above combined.

Check all electrical connection regarding the battery, ground strap and starter as well.

Also....make sure the starter bolts are tight, and starter to inner primary union is clean, because that's where the starter gets its ground from.....

__________________________________________
When the going gets weird, the weird turn professional.... ~ Hunter S. Thompson~

R.I.P. Rubberdown. 1971-2012
Dave63 is offline  
post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 11-17-2012, 06:17 AM
Member
 
wammerjammer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Michigan
Posts: 41
Dave is right on target all the above will cause that could be as simple as the jack shaft bushing in the jack shaft cover i'm assuming your runnimg a open primary belt drive
wammerjammer is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Harley Davidson Forums: Harley Davidson Motorcycle Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome