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01 883 starts then dies aftet a min

Once bike gets a little warm it died let it sit for 5 it runs for 30 sec new bat new coil and its getting fuel

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Hi Richarf, and the usual suspects are:
1. Severely discharged or damaged battery.
2. Loose, corroded or broken battery cable.
3. Alternator not charging or below normal rates.
4. Failed ignition coil, ignition/electronic module.
5. Failed CKP, CPS, CMP, MAP, TPS, or BAS sensor.
6. Faulty ignition switch.
7. Water or dirt in fuel system, carburetor or filter.
8. Fuel tank vent system plugged or gas cap not venting.
9. Fuel tank empty.
10. Fuel valve vacuum line broken or carburator vent line closed off.
11. Restricted, blocked or kinked fuel line.
12. Failed fuel pump, pressure regulator and or fuel injectors.
For a prime suspect please visit website below:
Harley Davidson Sportster error codes and how to access them
Good luck

Posted on May 11, 2015


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A.dirty fuel line/filter/trash in carb B. bad coil C. carb too rich/carboned out spark plugs.D. short in the switch wires

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Might be trash in fuel system,check fuel filter for that first.If its dirty maybe you will have to have trash removed from the rest too.

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If the bike is not used for a while (4 weeks + ) carby need cleaning the jets

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SOURCE: bike runs bout 15 min then gauges dim and bike dies

i am having the same prob with my bike. when i ride it , a short time later the gauges dim and it dies shortly after. but bikes dont have alternators "mate" they have stators. there are 3 things in your charging system... battery, stator, and reclifier. if your battery is good i would take your bike and have the stator and redlifier tested. but i replaced all three and mine is still doing that so i thing my negative battery cable is shorting somewhere. charge ur battery and then test the volts on it it should be around 12.6v, and then disconecct ur negative cable from ur battery and wrap it up so it cant touch anything and come bak the next day and test ur battery again. if ur volts dropped thats ur problem

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SOURCE: bike starts and runs fine with full choke, once

Same problem, runs fine with choke on, but when i touch the throttle it bogs out, sounds like its not getting any fuel. I cleaned out the carb and used fresh gas, but the problem persists. I'm going to try cleaning the air filter and getting a new plug. If thats not it it could be eletrical.

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