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Breakers keep kicking off when starting 2000 Harley Sport XLHC

Every time I try to start my 2000 Harley Sportster 1200 XLHC the breakers kick. Happened all of a sudden after refueling bike on a trip. Any way to simply troubleshoot this issue (Ignition Switch, Relay, Starter)? Also is there any place online where I can get the schematics for this model? I have had no luck finding it. Thanx.

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Check your battery terminals,harleys vibrate like hell.

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Battery connections have been the leading cause of what you've described. Turn the key, everythings in order, then contact! Instead of potato potato, it's just "click" and lights out. If this sounds familiar, check that battery is tight. Grounds are netorius for coming loose due to sporty vibrations.

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