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Discussion in 'General' started by awg, Nov 13, 2018.

  1. awg

    awg Well-Known Member

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    Bought a used 03 Pitbull. Looking it over I noticed a slam button on the starter. What's the purpose? I know its to start the bike but why have one?
     
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    If your starter relay goes out you can still start the bike.
     
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    I put one on my bike cause I couldn't get the bike to turn over half the time with the start button on handlebar until I got it figured out. Turns out the start button was wore and not making good contact. Its on there in case I need it again
     
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    And if your EHC goes out while your on the road some where, you can put a jumper wire to your coil, and ignition module, and it might run.
     
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  5. awg

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    I see. Makes sense as a back up.
     
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    I put one on my H-D Ultra Classic and when I got to Sturgis 2018 it was the only way I could start it
     
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    Chopper = Remove as much as possible to lighten the bike.
    1. The wiring and cable is removed.
    2. The relay is removed.
    3. The starter switch is removed.
    4. Little things add up weight wise.
    5. Cleaner look.
     
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    Makes the baggers wonder why youre bending over to start yr bike...and that makes them jealous.
     
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    I understand the concept of a slam button but here’s a question when you hit run then start isn’t the compression realeases activated from the start button telling the ehc/ module to activate them? How does that work with a slam button?
     
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    Up to the middle of 03, they didn't have compression releases, in these motors. It will start without activating them. Granted they went through a few starters back then. But also, the bike is programed to turn over a couple times, before it gives signal to the coil. When using the slam button, it will fire right away.
    I had an 03, with no compression releases, that we reprogrammed to fire right off, and it quit eating starters.
     
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    So what purpose to have the bike turn over but not start?
     
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    FYI, from another in the know
    The "use" of the Slam Buttons in conjunction w/ the solenoid trigger wire still connected between the controller and starter solenoid, can cause a "back-feed" condition within the controllers and will typically burn out the start circuit within the modules.
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    the slam button installs on the solenoid and just pushes the contactor down inside the solenoid, instead of the electromagnet doing it. If the starter kicks back it will not kick the slam button.

    Hence Pete saying
    I havent had that green wire connected for over a year now and all has been fine.
    http://www.bigdogbiker.com/threads/...leases-to-my-starter.73718/page-5#post-687254
     
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    Okay; I've looked and looked and ..... 'what is a slam button'...?
     
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    Thanks :) but I have a 2000 model. lol
     
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    I have one on my 2003 Chopper
     
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    I have one on my 2000 Pro Sport. Never been used.
     
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    There you go!
     
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    Reading that I get that a slam button is not recommended, another member replied about 03 and under models with the 107 not havining compression realeases, my concern is on 04 and up with the 117 and electronic compression releases that get a signal from the right side pc board to the ehc telling the ehc to activate compression releases.
     
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    I installed mine years ago and it works fine on an 08 with 117. It would be only used if the start button doesn't work. It wouldn't be for everyday use. Just to get you around until you fix your normal start button.
     
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