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I changed the spark plugs in my dyna and now it knocks and wont start

It clicks rapidly when I try to turn it over

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  • markrd125
    markrd125 Oct 30, 2012

    ouch that dont sound good   did u something get down the plug hole ?  not sure what to say  how good are you with mechanics ?  can u give any more info  give us every detail u kno  be as discriptive  as possible 

  • jeramy_bays
    jeramy_bays Oct 30, 2012

    Im pretty good with mechanics, it threw me off a little because the lights and all still work, but when I try to start it it clicks. I think its the battery, I have it charging know. I also have a 883 sportster that leaks fuel from the carb, just behind the accelerator pump rod. But carbs make me nervous because they are very "part-y". I need some help finding out how to remove the carb so I dont jack anything up with it.

  • markrd125
    markrd125 Oct 31, 2012

    ok so its just that it wont start and clicks at u its not a engine knock

  • markrd125
    markrd125 Oct 31, 2012

    do the 883 sportster carbs look like this ? im not too farmiliar with these engines any pictures will help me kno what bike were looking at year would help

  • markrd125
    markrd125 Oct 31, 2012

  • markrd125
    markrd125 Oct 31, 2012

    if chargeing the battery dont work it may be something to do with ur starter relay ur starter motor or posibly even a stupid fuse lol but it sounds like your saying it wont start and its clicking at you eather dead battery starter relay or motor stuck id need to kno what it does with a full battery on there


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Have you checked to see if the spark plugs might be longer then the ones you took out? If they are too long they can hit the top of the pistons and the electrodes can bend.

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Check your spark plugs, they are quite fragile & yoy may have a crack in the ceramics. Replacement is recommended.

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