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My 2008 Harley Davidson 1200 custom won't start because the red lock light will not turn off. I just replaced the battery and this problem was not there before.

What can I do to start the bike? The ignition switch works and the lights go on but the red lock light is preventing my bike from starting.

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Hope this works for you.Instructions

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      Turn the key to the ignition position. Quickly press both turn signal indicators, until a light on the dash flashes.

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      Enter the first digit of your 5-digit security PIN by pressing in the left-turn switch the same number of times. So if your PIN is 76543, you should press the left-turn switch six times.

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      Press the right-turn switch once to store the number and move to the next digit in your PIN code. Press the left turn signal six times to continue, until you get to the end. At the end of the process, the alarm will disarm and the light on the dash will stop blinking. You can now start the bike as normal

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SOURCE: 2001 Harley Davidson Sportster 1200 C cranks but

Check your pick-up sensor located inside the timing cover,behind the adjustor plate. If the filament is not intact you will have no spark.
A defective coil, cam position sensor, or stator will also cause a no spark condition.

Good luck, i hope this will FixYa and get your bike back on the road.

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SOURCE: harley davidson 1200 custom sportster

Your alarm is on. If it's a HD alarm one long click turns it on and 2 short clicks turn it off.

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SOURCE: 2003 Harley Davidson Sportster 1200 Custom Tachometer kit

The only idea that i can come up with is that you dont have a good ground..or the guage was bad when you bought it..i hope this..Keith

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SOURCE: harley davidson 1200 custom doesnt start and security light on the speedo blinks. i had earlier clicked on the remote. it is sportster 1200 custom-2005.

hold key fob until signals flash,check speedo for solid key light,then try...if it still does the same thing,battery could be too low(will cause this also)

Posted on Jul 10, 2009

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SOURCE: 2003 Harley Davidson XL 1200 C Sportster Custom

I would guess stale gasoline or fuel. Try fresh fuel in the tank. If this doesn't clear the problem, you could need to have your carburetor or fuel injection system cleaned. I'm not even sure if they put fuel injection on Sportsters since I don't work on fuel injected bikes. I mostly work on the older bikes like Panheads, Shovelheads, Evos. Not too many Sportsters but have worked on a lot of Ironhead Sportsters. Try the fuel first. It's a cheap fix. Hope it works for you. Good luck with the knee replacement. My wife had one knee replaced and it works great.

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