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Old 03-21-2018, 02:26 PM
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Ultima Manual Starter Button Issue

I have a custom Ultima 100 cu in bike. riding home from work the other day it started missing real bad. barely made it home. got home and found out battery was shot. would not keep charge. bought new battery and installed it. all i got was a one "click" sound from the starter area. I have a Ultima starter with the Manual start button on it . I tried to start using the Manual button and nothing. also the Manual start button would not come back out all the way. I had a guy put a new digital speedo on it recently. could he have wired something wrong ?
what should i check or what could be my problem?
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Old 03-22-2018, 12:00 AM
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check your battery, new ones sometimes have charge issues, then relay
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Old 03-22-2018, 07:19 AM
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i have a custom ultima 100 cu in bike. Riding home from work the other day it started missing real bad. Barely made it home. Got home and found out battery was shot. Would not keep charge. Bought new battery and installed it. All i got was a one "click" sound from the starter area. I have a ultima starter with the manual start button on it . I tried to start using the manual button and nothing. Also the manual start button would not come back out all the way. I had a guy put a new digital speedo on it recently. Could he have wired something wrong ?
What should i check or what could be my problem?
Any comments or suggestions would greatly be accepted.
sounds like poor connections somewhere. Loose cables?
Poor grounds?
You describe problems in 2 circuits at once: Starter circuit[ expecially if bypass the relay and remote button wiring] and in ignition circuit. That can mean that the problem is in some of the bigger wires/cables rather than peripheral wiring. Even though problems with starter and a new battery per se are not impossible, they are less likely.

Try to using multi meter ring the connectivity in different areas.
Trace and re tighten the cable connections and the main wires- to ignition key and main fuses.

With the starter incorporated push button and adequate battery you should be able to crank the engine given the connections are good.
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Old 03-22-2018, 09:27 PM
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OP, have you ever checked your charging system? Those damn things can go bad real fast.
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Old 03-22-2018, 11:36 PM
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You say the button on the solenoid doesnt come back out, that says that the jackshaft is stuck in the ring gear. Try putting it in gear and rock it back and forth a few times, then check button position, if its back outtighten all battery connections and make sure battery is fully charged, and give it a go from the manuel button. should be all good.
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Old 03-24-2018, 04:18 AM
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check the ground. The bigger displacement engines require a lot of juice to turn it over cold. I had to install an extra ground on my 127 to get it consistent. It kept "welding" the starter button to the ring gear. With the extra ground, it starts every time.
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Old 03-24-2018, 03:30 PM
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Easiest way to eliminate all the guess work, is to start from the very last..take the cover off of your solenoid and just depress the plunger by hand..It has to crank if the battery and starter are good...and if the plunger contacts are not burnt ....If it doesn't crank then you have bad connections in your heavy cables..From there you can go to your button and repair those issues..and then on up through your relay to the button on the bars..
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