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2006 Harley... | Answered 3 days ago


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2004 Harley... | Answered 3 days ago


Hi, Anonymous if you have changed your fuel delivery system, air filter size or flow rate, mufflers or exhaust system or a significant change in altitude your carburetors need re-tuning and if your fuel system (gas tank, filters, fuel valve and carburetor) is contaminated with ethanol sludge, varnish, rust, dirt, water etc. or your bike has been sitting for months or years without running these components must be "PROPERLY" cleaned and reassembled "CORRECTLY" before any adjustments can be made. Tuning your carburetor is fairly simple once you understand the basic principals. You engine is a simple airbox sucking air in and blowing it out, it is finely tuned at the factory for maximum performance once you upset that delicate balance by changing air filters, camshafts or exhaust systems your performance may go down the and the engine may run poorly, you need to compensate the air-fuel mixture in the carburetor in order for the engine to run smoothly and at peak performance. If you are running multi carburetors you need to sync them first and make sure your air cleaner element is clean and dry for paper elements or lightly oiled for foam and meshed elements and properly installed. Here is how and where you compensate trouble: "TIP" if your engine "BOGS" you're not getting enough fuel.
1. Close to 1/8 throttle is managed by the air screw and pilot/slow jet.
2. 1/8 to 1/4 throttle is managed by the air-screw, pilot/slow jet, and throttle slide.
3. 1/4 to 1/2 throttle is managed by the throttle slide and jet needle.
4. 1/2 to 3/4 throttle is managed by the jet needle, needle jet, main jet, and air jet.
5. 3/4 to wide open throttle is managed by the main jet and air jet.
6. A wide open throttle is managed by the main jet.
If you are running lean, spark plug electrode color is white, engine runs hot and feels like it is starving for fuel you need to go up on the jet size or move the c-clip down one notch. If you are running rich, spark plug color is black or dark gray, the engine runs cool, and bogs down when accelerating you need to go down on jet size or move the c-clip up one notch. When your carburetor is properly tuned for maximum performance your spark plug electrode will be a light tan color like coffee with cream. If you prefer fuel economy over performance you can go down on main jet sizes until a satisfactory level of lower performance is acceptable versus MPH, your spark plug color will be whiter and your engine will run warmer. These tuning adjustments will only make improvements if your intake and exhaust system have no air leaks or sealing issues and the entire electrical system is in proper working order and you have no mechanical issues.
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Harley Davidson... | Answered on Dec 09, 2017


Hi, Daniel it takes a 10mm 12 point if you are going to work on your bike from minor maintenance to major surgery you're going to need tools and information on how to use them. A basic tool kit will set you back a bare minimum of $100 depending on how frugal and clever you can be, other factors like the year-make-model of your bike, your location and the amount of "DRACHMA" you are willing to part with, may drive the price higher. These are the tools you will need, # 1-3 are the mandatory first and best tools you will buy otherwise the rest are useless:
1. Service or repair manual, you would not go to a place of worship without taking your Bible, Quran, Torah, Vedas etc. you would not work on your bike without a having a service or repair manual. You can go online and Google free service manual to download for the year-make-model of your bike or try "manualslib.com" a free website or try "Tradebit.com" most manuals cost $15.
2. Parts manual or microfiche I use "partsfish.com" it has free listings of the top 4 Japanese bikes, including the year-make-model, picture of the part, the part number and the price.
3. Owner's or User manual will have maintenance schedules, troubleshooting, and information not found in the service manual. These are also free if you know where to look.
I recommend you folks that live in the U.S.A. to purchase all tools at you local "Harbor Freight" they have the cheapest prices. For the rest of the world, you can order online from "harborfreight.com" American Motorcycles will use SAE measurements on tools the rest of the world will use Metric.
4. Small toolbox 9"x10"x19" or larger should be fine for a starter.
5. A basic set of combination wrenches.
6. A basic set of screwdrivers.
7. A basic set of 3/8" drive 12 point short sockets with a rachet.
8. A basic set of 1/4" drive short sockets with a rachet.
9. A basic set of Allen wrenches.
10. A basic set of Torx bits.
11. A basic set of pliers including side or wire cutters
12. A spark plug wrench or deep socket.
13. A 24oz. or 680-gram brass hammer.
14. A multimeter.
15. Electrical tape.
16. A 6" pocket steel ruler.
The rest you can purchase as needed.
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2001 Harley... | Answered on Dec 09, 2017


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2007 Harley... | Answered on Dec 08, 2017


Hi, Ronald you need a new ignition switch for this scenario you will need your service manual, parts fiche, and owners manual if you can not find the best tool you ever bought for your Harley, despair not, for a mere zero $0 you can download another one.
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Harley Davidson... | Answered on Dec 07, 2017


Hi, Mathew either your battery is not fully charged 12.5 volts or better or you need to replace your main 30 amp and your light 15 amp circuit breakers for this scenario you will need your service manual, parts fiche, and owners manual if you can not find the best tool you ever bought for your Harley, despair not, for a mere zero $0 you can download another one.
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Harley Davidson... | Answered on Dec 06, 2017


Hi, Ron timing is not adjustable it is controlled by the ECM if you are having issues contact me at the address below, for other scenario's you will need your service manual, parts fiche, and owners manual if you can not find the best tool you ever bought for your Harley, despair not, for a mere zero $0 you can download another one.
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2007 Harley... | Answered on Dec 04, 2017


Hi, Mardie you have a lot going on here electrically too difficult to diagnose in this forum. If you are mechanically inclined and have a multimeter and test light I can help walk you through fixing these problems, but you need to contact me through my email address.
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2004 Harley... | Answered on Dec 04, 2017


Hi, Steve before testing any electrical component in the Reverse Circuit it is "IMPERATIVE" that you have a fully charged battery of 12.5 volts or more and be able to pass a proper "LOAD" test if necessary, you may have a preliminary reading of 12.5 volts or more but little or zero amperage, the battery is faulty and must be replaced. AGM type batteries fall into this scenario more so than lead-acid batteries otherwise the usual suspects are:
1. The reverse electric motor fuse was blown.
2. Reverse button stuck in the depressed position.
3. Run/off switch in the off position.
4. Bike not in neutral.
5. Faulty relay, reverse actuator, solenoid, regulator module,
6. Wire connectors in the reverse system faulty due to corroded, bent, broken, loose, retracted or missing wire pins and sockets.
7. Reverse cables not properly adjusted.
8. Faulty reverse lever components.
9. Reverse lever not in the on position.
10. The side stand is in the down position.
11. The reverse motor has failed and needs an overhaul.
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2011 Harley... | Answered on Dec 03, 2017


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2000 Harley... | Answered on Dec 03, 2017


Hi, Cecil fuse and circuit breaker location are as follows:
SPORTSTER-Underneath the seat or behind the left side panel or inside the headlight bucket.
SOFTAIL-Underneath the seat behind the battery or under the speedometer housing.
DYNA-Behind the left side panel.
TOURING-Under speedometer housing or left and right side panel.
Under the speedometer housing or inside the headlight bucket location is for mechanical circuit breakers only.
The following is an approximate timeline of Circuit Breakers and Fuses.
1965-1990 circuit breakers only.
1990-2000 circuit breakers and fuses.
2000 and up fuses only.
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Harley Davidson... | Answered on Dec 02, 2017


Hi, Anonymous and the usual suspects are:
1. Fuel tank empty.
2. The fuel tank has old dead gas.
3. Fuel tank bottom contaminated with ethanol sludge, dirt, water, rust, etc.
4. Fuel supply valve/petcock turned off.
5. Fouled spark plugs.
6. Engine flooded as a result of overuse of the choke.
7. Vacuum hose to the fuel supply valve/petcock disconnected, broken, cracked, or pinched.
8. Fuel valve/petcock or filter clogged.
9. Fuel line to carburetor or throttle body pinched, kinked or blocked.
10. Carburetor float stuck.
11. Fuel injectors clogged.
12. Fuel injectors stuck open.
13. Quick disconnect check ball stuck.
14. Compression below 75 PSI.
15. A stuck-bent-burnt valve.
16. Severely discharged or a damaged battery should have 12.5 volts or more and be able to pass a proper "LOAD" test if necessary, you may have a cursory reading of 12.5 volts or more but little or zero amperage the battery is faulty and must be replaced, AGM batteries fail in this scenario more so than lead-acid batteries.
17. Check battery terminals for damage or corrosion, check the battery cables at "BOTH" ends for loose, corroded, or broken connectors, "INSIDE" and outside the cable harness, perform connector wiggle test and check cables with an ohmmeter if necessary.
18. Loose or corroded wire connection at the coil or plug between ignition sensor and ECM module.
19. Spark plug cables in bad condition and shorting check for spark leakage in the dark, cable connections loose, or connected to the wrong cylinders.
20. Ignition timing incorrect due to a faulty ignition coil, ignition module or MAP, CMP, CKP, O2, TPS, ETP, IAC sensors.
21. Faulty neutral, clutch, kickstand safety switch.
22. Faulty fuel pump or fuse or relay.
23. A stuck bent or burnt valve.
24. Tilt sensor needs a reset.
25. Security system not disarming alarm needs a reset.
26. Check for engine trouble codes.
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2000 Harley... | Answered on Dec 01, 2017


Who made the kit? Is it a true trike kit or one of these kits that leaves the original swingarm and rear wheel on and simply adds two more wheels to the rear. Either way, I'd contact the manufacturer of the kit and see what they had to say. It sounds like the rake on the front end has changed or the center of gravity has changed.

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2000 Harley... | Answered on Nov 30, 2017


The speedometer reading change when pushing the button means that this button was probably installed to recalibrate the speedometer. The size of the rear wheel was probably reduced, so the speedometer needs to be calibrated for the smaller wheels. As long as the speedometer reads right, I wouldn't worry about it. As for the oil level, it shouldn't be changed. There's marks on the dipstick indicating how much oil is needed.

Harley Davidson... | Answered on Nov 30, 2017


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2004 Harley... | Answered on Nov 27, 2017


Hi, James PN is not a fault code they usually show up at the end of a diagnostic search for generated error codes that are active or non-active that have been resolved but not cleared. They are part numbers that identify electrical components that are currently installed on the bike. 32152-07A is the ECM that has been remapped for a stage one upgrade. 67436-08 is the speedometer.
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2008 Harley... | Answered on Nov 26, 2017


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2000 Harley... | Answered on Nov 26, 2017


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Harley Davidson... | Answered on Nov 26, 2017

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