Remove the starter on a Harley Davidson by first taking off the seat. Remove the battery and the fuse box and unplug the ECM harness. Take off other parts such as the oil pan, jackshaft bolt and lock plate and remove the starter using an Allen wrench.
Getting to the starter of a Harley Davidson motorcycle is the most difficult part of taking it off. The process involves several steps.
- Take off the seat
- Drain the oil
- Take off the oil lines
- Remove the oil tank bolts
- Take off the ignition coil
- Remove the starter motor jacket shaft
- Unplug the solenoid wire
- Remove the starter
Remove the seat from the bike and disconnect the battery. Unscrew the fuse box mount and unplug the ECM harness.
Drain the oil by taking off the drain bolt.
Take off the oil lines by pulling the covers and attaching hardware away from the tank.
Remove the oil tank bolts which are behind the splash guard.
Remove the ignition coil by loosening and removing the bolts.
Take off the jacket shaft by removing the 12 bolts holding it in place. Hold the pinion gear in place to keep it from spinning the starter motor.
Unplug the solenoid wire from the starter. Also unplug the circuit breaker wire.
Using an Allen wrench, take off the two bolts holding the starter to the engine.