Starter kicks out when cranking This bike starts great when cold, however after eating lunch the starter kicks in and out when cranking and sounds bad when the starter drive is racking against the flywheel gear. This only happens when the engine is warm.

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23 Jun, 2015

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Hi Bill, and the usual supects are:
1. Spark plugs are in bad condition, improper gap, partially fouled.
2. Spark plug cables in bad condition.
3. Battery nearly discharged.
4. Loose wire connection at one of the battery terminals especially the negative cable at "BOTH" ends,coil, or plug between the Ignition Sensor and Control Module.
5. Throttle controls not adjusted correctly.
6. Water or dirt in fuel system/tank
7. Water or dirt in carburator.
8. Intake air leak.
9. Fuel tank vent hose and vapor valve plugged, or fuel line closed off, restricking fuel flow.
10. Inrichner valve inoperative.
11. Engine lubricant to heavy (winter operation).
12. Ignition not functioning properly possible faulty CKP, CTS or MAP sensor.
13. Faulty ignition coil.
14. Valves sticking.
For a possible prime suspect please visit the website below. Good luck and have nice day.Harley Diagnostic Codes 04 to Present
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