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Harley 883 xlh 1998 sporster hugger what idle speed

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Hi Anonymous, 900-1000 RPM. Good luck

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SOURCE: Throttle to engine problem on 1993 Harley 883 Sportster

 You either need to lube the cables, or adjust them. You adjust the throttle to have a 16th to an 8th inch of freeplay with the bars like youre riding straight. You adjust the snap back with the bars fully to the right. As far as the motor shutting off , you need to use the enrichner ( they call it a choke) until it will idle on its own without rapping the throttle.  Also , your idle may be set too low on the carb. The adjustment is made at the idle speed screw , right behind the air cleaner. 

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It makes no difference really but with the spark plug wire towers facing the engine, most of the time the hot wire is on the right side and the wire from the points goes to the left side of the coil.

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SOURCE: remove the battery from a hugger 883 2003

Harley has made a few changes but basically the removal of the battery is pretty much the same as it has been for a long time.

Remove the seat first, one bolt at the rear, lift and pull to the rear. Next, there's a strap that holds the battery top cover on. Take the strap loose and remove the top and side covers. Now, on some later models, there is another strap that holds the battery in. Remove it as well. Disconnect the cables from the terminals. The negative should be disconnected first. Sometimes it's not the easiest to get to but with the proper tools it can be done. Remove the positive cable last when taking the battery out. When reinstalling the battery, always connect the postive first, negative last. Safety first. Good Luck.

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SOURCE: where is oil plug on 1998 hd xlh sportser 883

Usually the oil drain is a large diameter hose on the left side of the bike. The hose plugs onto a projection from the frame either just below the battery box or on down lower on the frame. They've usually got one of those hose clamps that you use pliers to get off. Just remove the clamp and pull the hose off the projection.

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SOURCE: I want to put a new battery in my 2004 harley

First check the manual that came with your motorcycle. I dont understand that you have to do anything to the exhaust. Remove the battery cover and you will see the battery. Take off the support bracket. Undo the positive and slide out the battery. It should slide out just enough to undo the bolt holding the neg cable onto the battery. then just slide out the battery. look at the neg cable where it is mounted to the frame. You should be able to see it peeking from the left side through the frame to the left side. I am only just replacing the battery on my 2004 1200 xl so if it only has 900 miles on yours you may want to trouble shoot before you do the deed. there is just enough room to charge the battery without disconnecting the cables using small alligator clamps on your battery charger. just slide the battery out as far as it will go and hook it up. I hooked up an accessory electrical plug for my bike and i was able to charge my battery with a tender. I just replaced the alligator clamps with a cigarette lighter type plug and stuck it into the accessory plug and it charged it with no messing with the battery. Just think it through and you can make it work. disconnecting from the frame is alot of work to feet the cable back through after you pull the battery out. good luck

Posted on Sep 02, 2010

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