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Pull spark plug boot off of spark plug.
Find a bolt that's a good, fairly tight fit into the metal contact of the spark plug boot.
Lay it on the head so the bolt is just barely off the metal surface and crank while watching.

You could remove spark plug and reinsert it into the boot, lay it on the head so the threaded/hex part is grounded to the metal, BUT some newer Harleys have a compression sensor, and if it senses no compression in a cylinder (like if the spark plug is removed), it won't spark.

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4. Hold the spark plug with insulated pliers 5~10mm from a ground.
5. Crank the engine and verify that there is a strong blue spark.
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Step Inspection Action

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2 Check if resistance of high-tension leads are OK Yes Go to next step.
No Replace
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1) Ignition switch "ON"
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5 Check if ECM is OK Yes
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REMOVAL

Do not attempt any maintenance on spark plug if engine is hot.
1. Disconnect negative battery terminal.
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2. Reconnect high-tension leads.
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