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hard turn over

    • 129 posts
    March 13, 2019 12:06 PM PDT

    my '06 sporty 1200 cranks like the battery is dead. it will give a couple good, hard turns then hardly turn at all. I've replaced the battery & kept it charged. Lights are bright. Would this be a starter problem? Any ideas? Thanks for any help

    • 5416 posts
    March 13, 2019 2:16 PM PDT

    Yes, it could ceratinly be a starter problem and most likely is.

     

    However before you buy a starter I would remove, clean and reconnect all electrical connections for the starter.  

    • 129 posts
    March 13, 2019 3:24 PM PDT

    thanks a million, Lucky!

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    • 15812 posts
    March 15, 2019 8:33 AM PDT

    Pretty much what Lucky said. Also I'm not sure but there might be a starter relay (not to be confused with the solenoir).