shovel starter problem

Discussion in 'Classic Models' started by gary griffith, May 24, 2011.

  1. gary griffith

    gary griffith New Member

    I have a 1984 FLHS and it is getting harder to start. The starter engages then stops engaging the engine and spins freely. This can go on for some time untill it engages long enough to spin the engine enough to start it. The solenoid clicks in and seems to operate OK, but can it be the problem? The problem is getting worse. The bike has 60K on it and never been messed with. (I have owned it since new). Any ideas?
    Thanks, Gary
  2. TripleJ

    TripleJ Senior Member

    If thats the original starter you have gotten good life out of it. More than likely the starter is just getting tired and worn. If you hear the starter spinning but it is not engaging (not just clicking sounds) the solenoid is doing its job and the starter itself would be the problem.
  3. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Guest

    M.E.S. Starters STARTER DRIVE GEAR from R V SPORTS INC check the drive:s
  4. hobo55

    hobo55 Active Member