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My 95 harley sporster has no spark

Ive replaced the coil ignition module and timming sensor stil have no luck , it origionaly started running on one cylnder then not at all , so i replaced all the above with screaming eagle and buell m2 equevelent parts any ideas????? as im nt to sharp on electrical side of thngs merry xmas steve

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    i have a 1985 harley fxrs low glide i have no spark what would it be

  • Anonymous Mar 15, 2009

    95 harley 883 sportster no spark

  • JW88 Apr 27, 2009

    My 1999 sportster has the same problem. Its not getting any power to the coil. I've changed the coil and the ignition module and still no spark

  • ian stalker May 11, 2010

    do you have a spark at all?

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If you origionaly started running on one cylinder that's promising sounds like it your timing also check your magnito.... lisa

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Bank Angle Sensor. This has three wires going into a single body. the gray and light green wires have continuity when the cycle is upright. When tipped the ignition stops. Disconnect the sensor. Use a paper clip or wire jumper between the gray and green. Try to start the cycle. If this corrects the issue then replace the sensor.

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IT COULD POSSIBLY BE THE CHARGER OR MAGNETO IF IT HAS ONE

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Hi Anonymous, and the usual suspects are:
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