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FIRE and FUEL........NOT CRANKING !!!!!!!

1988 sportster xlh 883/1200 (bobber)
previous owner had moved ignition switch to ignition module cover.scooter was cranking real good. then went dead (while riding) and would not crank.
checked coil,little high on secondary side, replaced.getting fire at plugs and shooting starter fluid in carb,still not cranking.checked wiring and found broken (blue) wire on module that could have shorted against back of switch. if the module is bad could you get fire and gas and still not crank?
Thanks,
88 not 93 model Bill

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    I have 92 xlh 883, I want to use a side hinge ignition switch . Is this possible ?

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Check your ignition fuses but i think your problem is between your module and ignition switch if you got safty switches on there any one of them can cause that also.

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