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2006 sportster with security system wont start after battery went dead ,turns over but won't fire?

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Hi Anonymous, and the usual suspects are:
1. Fuel tank empty
2. Fuel supply valve turned off.
3. Fouled spark plugs.
4. Engine flooded with gasoline as a result of over use of enrichner.
5. Fuel valve or filter clogged.
6. Vacuum hose to automatic fuel supply valve disconnected, leaking, or pinched.
7. Discharged battery, loose or broken battery connections.
8. Loose wire connection at coil, battery or plug between ignition sensor and module.
9. Spark plug cables in bad condition and shorting, spark plug cable connections loose,
or cables connected to wrong cylinders.
10. Ignition timing incorrect due to faulty ignition coil, ignition module, or sensors " Manifold Absolute Pressure" "Camshaft Position Sensor" "Crank Position Sensor" "Brake Apply Sensor
11. Engine lubricant to heavy ( winter operation )
12. Sticking or damaged valves or push rod wrong length.
13. Primary cam sproket spline sheared or missing spacer.
14. Security alarm system not disarming.
For a primary suspect please visit the website below: Good luck
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does it have spark

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some thing similar happened to me and it was the regulator i took it in and it's been fine ever since

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Who installed the system. If you did it yourself then look harder into the alarm wiring diagram because you have activated the starter engine cut out. Good luck

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SOURCE: Charging problem on 2004 Harley sportster XLC

first check your battery connections and make sure they are tight and clean. Then check the voltage at the battery as well make sure it has at least 12.5 volts with the key off. Start the bike and test the voltage at the battery with the bike running, it should be around 12.8 to 13.5 VDC and if you turn the throttle up it should increase to around 14. 5 VDC anything over 15 VDC would indicate a bad voltage regulator. If you only see battery voltage, (whatever the voltage was with the key off and no more then that) I would suggest from there reading the tips and tricks I wrote on testing your charging system. Thanks for using and good luck. Let me know what you find and Ill be happy to help you further if needed. Also always check your ground connections to be sure they are tight and dry as well.

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SOURCE: My 04 HD XL 1200C sportster had a dead battery

Replace the battery.

Posted on Oct 10, 2010

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