I was riding today and my amber engine lamp came on three tim? Every time that i noticed it can on i was revved around 5.5 grand to rev limiter 7.2. I even slowed down in a strait to around 30mph held the clutch in revved it to about 6 grand and the lamp came on. Oh and each time it stayed on for 5-10 seconds. I never held it at those rpms to see if it would stay on while in the higher range
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Re: Check engine lamp
I always shifted or eased up. Any ideas or should i just set up and apointment? And would the the dealer see it for free since its under warranty?Easiest thing to do first is check the battery terminals' you're sitting on them so when they come loose you're weight dislodges them. Thats what happened to me anyways.,
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Hi Anonymous, call, take a ride or trailer your bike over to your local dealers service/parts department, I'm sure they will be happy to take your Harley Davidson for a test ride if necessary/possible and offer professional advice and assistance concerning your issue. Good luck have a nice day.
I have an 05 with the same problem. Sounds like your STVA went out. Do you still have your butterflies wired open? I know how to repair the stva fixed mine, and saved hundreds....if your still on this post email me so we can get our bikes fixed. also check your kick stand sensor! This can malfunction and cause same stalling problems.
The cutting out sounds like you are revving above the red line. The red line is there for a reason- this is the engine speed at which the engine is under the most stress. In other words an ocassional trip into this area is not a problem, but continued use in this area will kill the engine. If the bike was mine, I would remove the head and check the piston and barrel. You don't say if the engine will start now. The fact that the kickstarter works now would seem to indicate that the engine is turning over, ( I hope). This should give you some idea at least. If not just ask!
A flooding problem is usually due to a problem with the foat and the needle/seat in the carburettor. This could be sticking open and allowing the engine to flood. Also, alowing an air cooled engine to run stationary for extended periods builds up considerable localised heat and this could be causing fuel to percolate and flood the engine. Back fire could be coming from a sticking valve - from the heat and a carbon build-up?
But first check the floats and needle and seats in the carb an shut off the fuel tap after shutting down the macnine.
how do you adjust the headlight beam on a xjr1300 naked 2002 bike, is it as simple as undoing the 2 bracket bolts at the sides of the lights and re-setting the lights to a new level ??
currently it seems to be set for riding with a pillion passanger or heavy load at the rear as the lights are set low, no one flashes me even if i ride at night with full beam on !
I am assuming that the lights you're talking about stay illuminated even with the engine running. Now, I don't know a lot about all these computerized bikes. I work on the older stuff that Harley won't touch. But, I would suspect something to do with the charging system with these two lights being lit.
Make sure your battery is charged up completely. Then start your bike and put a volt ohm meter across the battery. Red lead to positive, Black lead to negative, meter set to 20 volt or higher DC scale. Bring the engine up to a high idle. Your voltage should slowly rise to nearly 15 volts. If not, you probably have something wrong with your charging system. Repost and we'll start down that road with you. If that checks good, I don't have a clue. Good Luck.
Check the voltage at the battery w/ a voltage meter...4 bucks at Harbor Freight...I doubt you have enough voltage to spin the starter. To prove my point put some jumper cables on the batt hook to a 12 volt source, cycle ,car,truck (engine off on donor veh)..should fire up..check tightness of all batt connections...I had a battery die right in the middle of a ride one time,and it was a harley....so if it starts w/a jump, time for a new batt...good Luck to you friend.....Tim
You don't say what year your bike is, but I know a lot of guys with newer sporsters 06 and up have had similar complaints. The problem usually goes away once every thing drys out. You might want to try putting a little dialitic grease on the fuses and buses.
The first thing I would check is the voltage output from the charging system. If the regulator isn’t regulating, the voltage will keep climbing as the engine speed increases. The electronics in the speedometer don’t work well at these high voltages. This would also explain the bright marker lamps. You should be able to see this with a simple voltmeter across the battery terminals.