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I have a 2007 1200c sportster that when I try to start it i lose all power lights before i try to start it i have all the lights and hear the fuel system priming but as soon as you press the start button you hear a few clicks then all power go's way..

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Hi Anonymous, perform the following tests:
1. Fill acid type batteries to proper levels.
2. Charge battery overnight at 1-2 amps you need 12 volts or better after charging.
3. Make sure all connections are clean and tight especially the negative cable at both ends.
4. Hook up volt meter to battery and start engine, if meter falls below 9.5 v replace battery.
5. With engine running at 3600 RPM battery should read 14.3-14.7 volts if not continue tests.
6. Unplug voltage regulator from alternator at crankcase by front of primary cover.
7. To test voltage regulator go to: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F8EjV0IjW9Q
8. With ohm meter, one lead grounded, touch alternator pin meter should read infinity, if not replace stator.
9. With ohm meter, both leads touching alternator pins meter should read 0.1 to 0.2 ohms on 1989 and later models. 0.2 to 0.4 ohms 1988 and earlier models, if not replace stator.
10. With volt meter set on AC scale, both leads touching alternator pins meter should read
16 to 20 volts AC for every 1000 RPM'S 1989 and later and 19 to 26 volts AC for every 1000 RPMS. If not replace rotor. Good luck

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SOURCE: Won't start

Make sure the battery is fully charged. the harley's will not start unless the battery can supply more that 10.5 volts with a load. to check this have the battery on your bike with the headlights on. you should read above 12.4volts with the lights on. and above 10.5v with the lights on while cranking the motor. its a really rew bike so can't be anything major

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SOURCE: 93 HD Sportster 1200 will not start!

Have you tried to bypass the starter button/switch? Use a heavy jumper wire to go between the starter terminal and the positive battery terminal. Turn the key to "On" position, make sure "Run/Off" switch is turn on. Make sure bike is in neutral. I've started guys bikes with coat hangers before when they lost had trouble with the starter button. If the bike starter turns over, you'll at least have a place to start looking for the issue. Also you said you checked the battery, what was the voltage?

Posted on Jun 02, 2010

Testimonial: "Thanks for the info. I tried your solutions, but bike will still not start. Do not see any pinched wires. When you push the start button the ignition circit pops and then resets. Any other suggestions would be great. Thanks for all your help phinfanls13"

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SOURCE: My 2007 sportster wont start the lights go on but

Is Nuetral Light on? Can be tilt angle sesnor switch.

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SOURCE: my 07 street glide won't

Computer has stored a code in it that the bike has fallen over, take it to a shop that can clear the code and it will be fine.

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SOURCE: My 07 street glide won't start.when i turn the key

Turn the handlebars to the left and lock them with the key. Once locked, unlock and try to restart, this resets the alarm on my 2008 FLHX.

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