Author Topic: 2006 Bullet starter issues  (Read 85 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

The_cowboy_jim

  • Neophyte
  • *
  • Posts: 1
  • Karma: 0
on: March 26, 2020, 03:51:48 am
Been working in this issue, the last owner said the starter quit.  The starter will only engage when the battery voltage is over 13.5V system.  Spent quite awhile going and over this.  Any ideas where to look or what to test?

Battery is 16 months old, right off the charger the bike will turn over. 

   


tooseevee

  • Grand Gearhead
  • *****
  • Posts: 3,227
  • Karma: 0
  • "What's He Building In There"?
Reply #1 on: March 27, 2020, 01:54:26 pm
Been working in this issue, the last owner said the starter quit.  The starter will only engage when the battery voltage is over 13.5V system.  Spent quite awhile going and over this.  Any ideas where to look or what to test?

Battery is 16 months old, right off the charger the bike will turn over. 
   

           Do the obvious first:

                 Get a new battery. Check and clean Every connector and connection you can get at.

                  Get a new starter relay. Check and clean Every connector and connection you can get at.

                  Check and Clean the starter terminals.

                   If you're familiar with the Starter Button Cluster, clean the starter button contacts. They arc and burn over time.

                   If you want to really bullet proof your starter circuit, install a Bosch relay between your starter button and the larger starter relay. It eliminates the starter button points arcing and burning.

                    Don't continue trying to start it with a low battery. It's the worst thing for the starter and will cause giant kickbacks. Then your sprag will detonate.
« Last Edit: March 27, 2020, 02:00:11 pm by tooseevee »
'08 Black AVL Classic.ACEhead 9.8:1/manifold/canister. TM32/Open short bottle/hot tube removed. Pertronix Coil. Fed mandates removed. Gr.TCI. Bobber seat. Battery in right side case. Decomp&all doodads removed. '30s Lucas taillight/7" visored headlight. Much blackout & wire/electrical upgrades