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Hartford HD 125 L Legion Needs Maintainance!!

Hi.I am from Greece and I ride a Hartford HD 125 L Legion, about 8 years old.
I got this bike from a friend about 4 months ago.
It seems to have a lot of problems so I need some advice on various subjects.
1.When I took the bike, there seemed to be a problem with the electric system.Every time I turned it on using the lights while driving, after that the battery was dead.I replaced it with a new one, the problem remained.I took it to an engineer in order to have it fixed. He replaced something like an electric transmissioner [if i say it right].He said it was burnt.The new battery was tested and found to be working fine. Despite all this, the condition remained the same.Everytime I use the bike with ther light on, it has not enought energy to start the next time like the battery is dead.I use the crank to turn it on.
So what to you think I should do about it?There seems to be an electric leak.I can't explain it somehow else.Also motorbike electricians are rare here.

2. I lost my keys some days ago, but I didn't have spare.So I have to change the starter.It's a simple starter but I went to a store to find a similar one - since here in Greece there aren't any Hartford distributors, band the guys told me that he didn't have any starters that could fit.

How can I order a new starter and other Hartford spare parts?
There are a lot of things that need to be changed.
I need an exhaust, a new starter and new speedometers for now.
No one here in Greece imports original Hartford spare parts.

Please help!!I appreciate it!!

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  • Agnessbass Feb 14, 2009

    I searched on e-bay but there don't seem to be any posts related to hartford. :(
    I decided to send the company a letter asking them if I can personally import the spare parts I need for the bike. I hope it will work this way. If it does I will just take them to an engineer to place them properly.
    As for the electrical problem, I have considered to have it fully rewired. I just have to find the right person to do it! I am just an architect!!!

    Thank you very much for helping!

    If someone else knows anything about importing spare parts, please be my guest!There is always a possibility that the company won't answer to my letter...

  • Agnessbass Feb 16, 2009

    A friend gave it to me as a gift! She got it as a gift too!!!seems like noone want to own this bike...but I am of those people who don't throw stuff to rubbish easily...I will give it 1-2 chances more..and then...bye bye HD Legion!
    My next bike will me a Yamaha XT660!!!



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You could try ebay or import from a country that has supplies as to the electrical problem it is the regulator rectifier ive had hundreds of project bikes through my garage and nearly all of them have been fully rewired by me and had reg rectifier replaced

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Hi if you still have bike and are breaking would you be willing to sell me the valves and assemblies ??

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