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Discussion in 'Technical' started by Lowgear5, Mar 19, 2012.

  1. Lowgear5

    Lowgear5 New Member

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    I'm having trouble with my Chopper with what appears to be electrical issues (go figure, a BigDog with electrical issues). I bought my bike brand new in the Summer of 2004 and for the first 12-16 months I had nothing but Hell (which sounds like from reading threads, insn't uncommon). I had the ECH changed (while still under factory warranty) and that corrceted a lot of issues for a while. It wasn't until I changed the ECH myself with the upgraded computer that she actually ran better than she ever did before. I rode it for several years with the normal maintenance needs until recently. I try to start the bike and the compression releases engage, release and then nothing else. I ran all the traps, checking voltage to the appropriate wires and I got to he starter. I've taken it off and thinking I could test it by supplying a charger to the possitive and negative lugs on the starter to see if it would engage. When I did, nothing. With the starter on a work bench, shouldn't this engage the starter as it would a car or am I missing something? ( During the multiple replacement of parts during the warranty period, the starter was replaced with a higher
    torque starter, so ths is not the original starter than came with my bike. Thanks in advance for the input.
     
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  2. stlmikie

    stlmikie I wish I had more money.

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    Check out this video on YouTube:

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AWSm_GH52g8&feature=youtube_gdata_player]How to bench test a starter motor - YouTube[/ame]


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  3. Lowgear5

    Lowgear5 New Member

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    If I understood the video correctly, it looks like applying the elextric supply to the lugs it should activated the starter's cylinoid switch. I could always tell from the video but is that what you took from the video?
     
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    Little-Boo Well-Known Member
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    Lowgear5 New Member

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    Sounds like i need to tear into my starter and clean the intrnal contacts. I believe that is the next logical directon to go with my starter appearing to play "possum"
     
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    This is Blake Johnson yeah I'm in Brandywine Maryland I'm looking for someone that can rebuild my starter anybody got a clue

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    Hey learn to read...he's looking for someone to rebuild his starter..:crazybitch:
     
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    :agree:On the local starter shop..:old2:
     
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    KnotSo No Time or Patience for Drama or Disrespect.
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    Make sure it has the correct gear on it, correct gear is on the left. Some have been rebuilt with the wrong gear.
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