I have a 2002 VTX 1800C. It has 6500 miles and I just put on a new battery. From time to time the starter will hang. I drop it in gear and bump it with the clutch rocking it back and forth until the starter will eventually kick in and fire it up. Is this because the engine just stops in a bad spot (on the compression stroke) and it just wont go or is it a weak starter. Just curious if anyone else has experienced the same problem with these bikes before I wory about replacing that starter.
I'd suggest checking your wires running to the starter as well; make sure the insulation isn't cracked, and wires aren't corroded or touching something causing it to "ground out." If it's not that, then very well could be a bad starter.