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2002 harley softtail standard FXSTI fuel injected

Was riding along and bike quits running then it will restart and same problem occurs after several minutes. when problem occurs there is no fire to plugs..........is this a relay problem,switch problem?

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  • michaelsdevi May 20, 2009

    it was the main system relay located under the seat...bike was parked for the winter and I would assume moisture made the system relay go bad....thanks for your help....problem solved

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Carb or EFI? If it is a carbed bike I would suspect either your main breaker or your cam position sensor.

Posted on May 18, 2009

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You may want to check your coils...sounds like they work when they are cool and quit working when they warm up.

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