I have a 2009 flstc and I just changed the hand controls and added a brand new battery. When I tried to start it it made the normal noises and then it began to make a grinding noise. This happens whether in neutral or first gear. The team perfectly prior. Does it makes sense that the clutch cable needs further adjustment? Previous owner added apes and our seems very hard to adjust it. I should add that I bought the bike used several months ago and have ridden it for several thousand miles. No problems.
A grinding noise on start up is typically starter gear engagement or starter clutch/bendix. If this is the case you may need to remove your outer primary cover to inspect your starter ring gear & starter shaft.
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