Question about 2000 Harley Davidson XL 1200 C Sportster Custom
Where is ignition module located on this bike? is it under the riveted cam cover?
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
I hope you are looking for the contact breaker module? if so there should be a round cover with possibly six screws sitting at the base of your Cylinders with Harley Davidson written on it or if aftermarket maybe smooth/Chrome or Ride to Live etc., that's where mine is on a FLHR
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Posted on Feb 05, 2009
I would check the coil first and see if it needs replaced .If it's new and you still have reciept ,take and get a replacement coil for the one you bought and make sure your wires coming out of everything have power be tracing the system to see if there might be something shorting.
Posted on Apr 27, 2009
What you are talking about is the timer cavity cover and it has a "V" for "V-twin". Ok, you must drill the two rivets to get the cover off. Use a larger drill and carefully drill until the head of the rivet comes loose. Do not drill completely through the cover.
Once you get the cover off, you'll see the Hall Effect sensor that triggers the ignition unit. Make a mark on the sensor plate and on the inside of the cam chest cover so that you can reinstall the sensor in exactly the same position when you put it back in upon reassembly. Then, take the two stanchions out and take the plate out. It will not come out of the cover due to the wiring. You'll have to "unpin" the three pronged plug to get the wires out but you can work around them. You'll see a "cup" that is bolted to the #2 camshaft. Remove this cup and it will come off the camshaft. Then the cam cover should come off the engine.
Now, you listed this as a problem with a '93 model XLH. If per chance this is a Big Twin, it's basically the same thing.
When you go to put it back together and need information as to cam timing, please repost.
Posted on Apr 25, 2011
Yes, you do have to drill the heads off the rivets to get the cover off the timer cavity. Drill just enough to get the heads off the rivets with a large diameter drill bit. Before you remove the old ignition unit, mark the unit and the inside of the timer cavity so that you can install the new unit in EXACTLY the same position. This way you'll get the timing right. Do not use standard rivets to reinstall the cover plate. They are special rivets. Standard rivets will allow the broke piece to drop into the timer cavity and destroy your igniton system. You can get the rivets from you local dealer or you can replace the cover with a decorative aftermarket cover that uses screws instead of rivets.
Posted on Jul 30, 2011
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