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    High Torque Hitachi-Style Starter - Harley 1971-1988 - Black

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    High torque starters feature 15% more power and torque than OEM units. Manufactured using heavy-duty armature commutators, large drive-end bearings...

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    Drag Specialties - High-Performance Hitachi-Style Starter Motor 1971-1988 - Black

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    High-performance 1.4KW Hitachi style starter for 1971-1988 Harley engines. Special pinion shaft threads and extended jackshaft bolt allow for a ...

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    High-Performance Hitachi-Style Starter Motor - Harley 1971-1988 - Chrome

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    High performance 1.4KW Hitachi style starter for 1971-1988 Harley engines. Special pinion shaft threads and extended jackshaft bolt allow for a w...

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    High-Performance Prestolite-Style Starter - Harley 1971-1988 - Black

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    High performance Prestolite style starter used on 1971-1988 Harley engines. Special pinion shaft threads and extended jackshaft bolt allow for a ...

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    High-Performance Prestolite-Style Starter - Harley 1971-1988 - Chrome

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    High-performance Prestolite style starter used on 1971-1988 Harley engines. Special pinion shaft threads and extended jackshaft bolt allow for a ...

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    Harley High-performance Starter Solenoid - 1965-1988 - Zinc

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    Harley High-performance Starter Solenoid - 1965-1988 - Zinc Designed with extra current capacity for starting high-compression motors Rec...

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    Drag Specialties Solenoid End Cover Starter Button - 1.0kW, 1.2kW, 2.2kW, 2.4kW, & 2.6kW - 91-17 Big Twin and 91-20 XL - Chrome

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    Drag Specialties Solenoid End Cover Starter Button - Chrome Constructed from aluminum Replaces the solenoid end cover and includes mounting screws...

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    Drag Specialties Solenoid End Cover Starter Button - 1.0kW, 1.2kW, 2.2kW, 2.4kW, & 2.6kW - 91-17 Big Twin and 91-20 XL - Gloss Black

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    Drag Specialties Solenoid End Cover Starter Button - Gloss Black Constructed from aluminum Replaces the solenoid end cover and includes m...

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    Drag Specialties Solenoid End Cover Starter Button - 1.0kW, 1.2kW, 2.2kW, 2.4kW, & 2.6kW - 91-17 Big Twin and 91-20 XL - Black Wrinkle

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    Drag Specialties Solenoid End Cover Starter Button - Wrinkle Black Constructed from aluminum Replaces the solenoid end cover and includes...

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    Harley Sportster Premium Voltage Regulator 1965-1977 - Chrome

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    Harley Sportster Premium Voltage Regulator 1965-1977 - Chrome Two years of development and design went into producing a superior regulator ...

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How do Harley-Davidson motorcycle starting systems between the model years 1971-1988 work?

Harley-Davidson motorcycle starting systems between model years 1971-1988 typically consisted of a 12-volt battery, a starter solenoid, and a starter motor. When the rider pressed the starter button, the solenoid would engage and connect the battery's positive terminal to the starter motor, which would then turn the engine's flywheel to start the motorcycle. In the early 1980s, Harley-Davidson introduced a new starting system, which included a starter drive gear that meshed directly with the engine's ring gear, eliminating the need for a separate starter clutch. Throttle Addiction offers a range of high-quality starters and starting system components from trusted brands that are compatible with Harley-Davidson motorcycles from this era.

How does a solenoid end cover starter button on a motorcycle work?

A solenoid end cover and starter button on a motorcycle work together to activate the starter motor and start the engine. When the rider presses the starter button, it sends an electrical signal to the solenoid, which is typically located near the battery or starter motor. The solenoid then uses an electromagnetic coil to create a magnetic field, which pulls a metal plunger toward the solenoid's body, completing an electrical circuit between the battery and starter motor. This sends power to the starter motor, which then turns the engine's flywheel and starts the motorcycle. The solenoid end cover serves as a protective cover for the solenoid and starter button, ensuring that they function properly and safely.

 

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