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87 FXRP. Just installed an a new ignition to fix a stalling issue. An excell with timing now.
Now a new issue. Crap. Always something and killing me.
Started the bike and heard the starter still spinning. No grinding at all.
I shut her down and it didn't stop. I had to quickly remove the negative from the battery to stop it. Scary Even with the key in my hand it didn't stop.  I have a new cellinoid. About new everything even battery.
The battery was getting very hot.  I hear so many different answers on the HD forum.
Hopefully a cheap bad relay or starter switch. But should I consider a ground quick release breaker.
I can't afford $75 an hour any more.  I am all in on this classic.
New engine too.  
Frustrated. The ol lady is afraid we will get stranded.
This seems to happen and no one thing seems to be the answer

If you starter still spins when you release the starter button then you have one of 3 problems. Starter button is sticking, bad starter solenoid, or weak battery. Even though you have a new solenoid it can still be bad and this is generally the problem.
Good luck and happy riding

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PLEASE READ BEFORE ASKING A QUESTION!!! I CAN ONLY ANSWER QUESTIONS ABOUT HARLEYS !!! I DONT KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT OTHER MODELS!!! IF YOU ASK A QUESTION ABOUT A NON HARLEY BIKE IT WILL GET REJECTED!!!I have a Harley only shop with 30 years experience located in Ohio. We specialize in complete and total repair, restoration, hi-performance, and custom bike building. I can work on Flat Heads to Twin Cams. Please, dont ask how much somthing is going to cost to fix. Labor prices differ all over te country as well as shop to shop!


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