Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Bryant, Arkansas
Wish you could play the sound of the engine dragging. I had a problem where the engine would turn over, then the starter would "catch", um something like this: ying,ying,ying,ying,yiiiiiiiiiing,ying,yiiiiiiing, etc. As in the starter would spin, then stick, then spin some more. It would do the same if I jumped past the solenoid. I removed and cleaned the contacts on the starter, and it helped just a tad. What fixed it was removing the brand new, fully charged battery and replacing it with one of the maintenance free batteries as described in the sticky post under Electrical. All other batteries do not have enough CCA for the Vulcan.
Um, you can't see the starter gear from the oil filler. Wrong side. Not sure what you are looking at.
It also sounds like your battery is no longer getting a charge. Stator or regulator failure. Chances are that the problem is battery related. What model number is the battery?
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