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Offline xlfan

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-98 FLHRCI, starter self-activating
« on: August 03, 2020, 11:37:29 PM »
Got a call from a guy, telling me that the bike has begun to activate the starter all by itself, both while running and at standstill when ignition ignition switch is powered on.

I seem to remember a case like this years back, I think it was corroded starter relay or corroded handlebar starter switch. Anyone else experienced this? Is it possible at all that a starter solenoid could behave like this?

I guess the starter relay can power itself if corrosion makes an electric leading path between 30 and 87?
« Last Edit: August 04, 2020, 04:12:24 AM by xlfan »

Offline rigidthumper

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Re: -98 FLHRCI, starter self-activating
« Reply #1 on: August 04, 2020, 06:58:56 AM »
Correct, and I have seen both- the bad starter switch is just as common as bad starter relays- altho the relay is so much easier to change, I always try that first :)
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Offline kd

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Re: -98 FLHRCI, starter self-activating
« Reply #2 on: August 04, 2020, 07:40:19 AM »
Usually a few quick flicks of the button will tell you if it's sticking.  At least that's worked for me.
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Re: -98 FLHRCI, starter self-activating
« Reply #3 on: August 04, 2020, 09:13:11 AM »
Might be pinched handle bar wires?
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Re: -98 FLHRCI, starter self-activating
« Reply #4 on: August 04, 2020, 11:31:15 AM »
Good one. Pinched wires can absolutely behave intermittent against each other.

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Re: -98 FLHRCI, starter self-activating
« Reply #5 on: August 07, 2020, 05:08:20 AM »
  Is it possible at all that a starter solenoid could behave like this?

If the starter solenoid sticks, turning off the switch will not make it stop.

 
« Last Edit: August 07, 2020, 05:15:47 AM by Dan89flstc »
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Re: -98 FLHRCI, starter self-activating
« Reply #6 on: August 07, 2020, 05:53:19 AM »
Thanks 😊