Question about 2005 Harley Davidson XL 1200 C Sportster Custom

1 Answer


Posted by Anonymous on


1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    One Above All:

    The expert with highest point at the last day of the past 12 weeks.

    Top Expert:

    An expert who has finished #1 on the weekly Top 10 Fixya Experts Leaderboard.


    An expert that got 20 achievements.

  • Harley Davidson Master
  • 48,460 Answers

Hi Anonymous, and the usual suspects are:
1.Ignition/Light Key Switch not in IGNITION position.
2.Engine Stop switch in the OFF position.
3.Discharged battery, loose or corroded connections check negative cable at both ends. (solenoid chatters).
4. Bank Angle Sensor tripped and Ignition/Light Key Switch not cycled to Off and then back to
5. Starter control circuit, relay or solenoid faulty.
6. Electric starter shaft pinion gear not engaging or over-running clutch slipping.
For a prime suspect please visit website below and good Luck.
Harley Davidson Sportster error codes and how to access them

Btw, I’m available to help over the phone in case u need at

Posted on May 21, 2015


6 Suggested Answers

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi there,
Save hours of searching online or wasting money on unnecessary repairs by talking to a 6YA Expert who can help you resolve this issue over the phone in a minute or two.

Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.

Here's a link to this great service

Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

  • 3 Answers

SOURCE: My 97 1200 Sportster backfires back through the

Its probable simple it very often is with Harley's I think you may have an engine exhause that may have an air leek, even though you hear no sound from the exhaust that may give you clue, just make sure all carbs/injectors, air box and exhaust's are on tightly go can be as carfull as you like it happens to the best of us even me after 42yrs of bikeing I hope this solves you problem its due to old idears on bikes *** bikes have different methods but its impossble work on them at leat you can repair a Harly, Good luch chum some time you need an artificial sealer dont ask me what.
Regards, Chas

Posted on Mar 05, 2009

  • 17 Answers

SOURCE: dies when hot no spark carb gets gas plugs are dry start when cool

It sounds like the coil getting hot and breaking down. Check for bad grounds also.

Posted on May 31, 2009

  • 6 Answers

SOURCE: I have a 03 883 sportster cranks over but doesn't fire

Are you getting spark? I know this seems obvious but check the kill switch if this particular model has one.

Posted on Sep 05, 2009

  • 1 Answer

SOURCE: how do i adjust the carb for a lean idle and a

I'm having trouble with the carburetor on a Sportster. I just change the jet kit on it and the intake seal and the spark plug. But i still doing the say thing. When to get hot it hesitation and stalling. Can you help me on this one thank you.

Posted on Sep 15, 2009

Mr BrokRench
  • 1623 Answers

SOURCE: 2001 Harley Davidson Sportster 1200 C cranks but

Check your pick-up sensor located inside the timing cover,behind the adjustor plate. If the filament is not intact you will have no spark.
A defective coil, cam position sensor, or stator will also cause a no spark condition.

Good luck, i hope this will FixYa and get your bike back on the road.

Posted on Jun 28, 2011

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

Not getting gas in carburator

Bad fuel pump or blockage from tank. Does the bike have a shutoff valve between tank and carb?

Aug 06, 2012 | 2005 Harley Davidson XL 1200 C Sportster...

1 Answer

Stalling/popping while riding, takes tons of gas to get it to engage in first. Problems continue in second gear. It idles fine and starts right up. Bike is a 2002 Sportster XL883, but it has been upgraded...

It sounds like the accelerator pump has gone bad on you. Take the air filter off and with the engine OFF, crank the throttle to wide open. Watch the brass nozzle just inside the mouth of the carb for a sqirt of gas. If you don't see the shot of gas going into the carb, youe accelerator pump diaphragm needs to be replaced. This will require that the float bowl, and possibly the entire carb, be removed from the engine. Take the small accelerator pump cover off the bottom of the float bowl and change the diaphragm. This would be my best guess.

Good Luck

Jun 24, 2011 | 2002 Harley Davidson XL 1200 C Sportster...

1 Answer

Carburator leaks gas was from over flow on 1989 1200 sportster

float needle valve worn,floats can be fuel soaked causing the float needle valve not to close,may need float height adjustment,either case a carb clean rebuild will help.

Feb 10, 2011 | 2000 Harley Davidson XL 1200 C Sportster...

1 Answer


the only thing i can suggest, is a sticky needle and seat, if fuel is coming out the over flow, then the float is not shutting off the fuel running into the carb, it has to go some where, so it comes out the overflow. Pressure in the tank wont have any affect at all with your problem. I would take apart the carby again, and check and clean the needle and seat.
Hope this helps

Jun 13, 2010 | 2000 Harley Davidson XL 1200 C Sportster...

2 Answers

2000 XL 1200 S Sportster Sport: 2003 Harley 883 Sportster Hugger sat for a year. D...

Remove the carb soak in carb cleaner, **** out small bleed holes with a wire from a wire brush etc. One of the passageways is still clogged, or the float is sticking.

May 17, 2010 | 2000 Harley Davidson XL 1200 S Sportster...

1 Answer

2005 1200 sportster bogs when idling

It could be any number of things but I would tend to think that it's something to do with the carburetor. It could be something as simple as it's idled too low. The idle speed should be about a thousand RPMs or so.

Your bike also came from the factory jetted extremely lean. A "jet kit' may help the problem in that it will richen the mixture up just a bit making the transition from the idle circuit to the midrange circuit smoother.

Next, you may have a problem with the accelerator pump on your carb. If the pump is not working correctly. Remove the air filter cover and element so that you can see into the carb. With the engine NOT running, crank the throttle to wide open position while looking into the carb. You should see a stream of fuel being squirted into the carb out of a brass nozzle in the throat of the carb. If you don't see this, you need to have the carb serviced.

Apr 14, 2010 | 2000 Harley Davidson XL 1200 S Sportster...

1 Answer

Dies when hot no spark carb gets gas plugs are dry start when cool

It sounds like the coil getting hot and breaking down. Check for bad grounds also.

May 31, 2009 | 2000 Harley Davidson XL 1200 C Sportster...

1 Answer

Gas is streaming out of my overflow line.

I don't work on Harleys but I know it is a stuck float when the gas flows. The following is what I tell the Japanese bike owners.

This is a carb float being stuck open. Turn off the gas and drain the offending carb(s). Next, turn the gas back on and sharply tap the float bowl with the plastic handle of a screwdriver as the fuel bowl refills. The goal here is to vibrate the float to free it up. If doing this process a couple of times doesn’t free the float I would remove the offending carb(s) and clean with a spray carb cleaner. By the way, the float itself could be bad > filled with gas instead of air. Clean the air filter then re-mount carb(s).

Please rate this solution. Thanks!

Apr 18, 2009 | 2000 Harley Davidson XL 1200 C Sportster...

1 Answer

FIRE and FUEL........NOT CRANKING !!!!!!!

check your ignition fuses but i think your problem is between your module and ignition switch if you got safty switches on there any one of them can cause that also.

Dec 04, 2008 | 1993 Harley Davidson XLH Sportster 883

Not finding what you are looking for?
2005 Harley Davidson XL 1200 C Sportster Custom Logo

Related Topics:

20 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Harley Davidson Experts

Arnie Burke
Arnie Burke

Level 3 Expert

4982 Answers


Level 3 Expert

4350 Answers


Level 3 Expert

80339 Answers

Are you a Harley Davidson Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides