Question about 2000 Harley Davidson FXDL Dyna Low Rider
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
sound like it could be the control module.. it will cause all these problems..just went through same thing with my sporty..i put aftermarket ignition which eliminated the module and vac. advance and the problem .. way better performance and mileage ..also not sure if yours has the vaccum advance on it for the ign.but if that shorts out will also cause the same problems..it would be located under the tank has wire running to the coil unplug the wire to see if that solves it if so you wil need to replace..will not have max power with this unplugged hope this helps
Posted on Aug 02, 2009
Harley has been moving things around since 2000 and it makes life tough for people that do what I do. Try to fix bikes over a computer. I used to tell people that I couldn't fix a bike over the phone. LOL
On your bike, I don't know of any way to test the ignition module. Harley has a way to do it if you use a meter exactly like the one they use but I have never seen one of their meters.
Before you spend a lot of money on a new unit, first check your ground on the unit. Check the plug on the unit. It's also got a cam position sensor in the timer cavity on the left side of the engine as best as I can remember. This part is a lot less expensive but I'd rather solve the problem and replace a part rather than replace parts until I solved the problem.
I'd go to the auto parts store and buy a set of Autolite 4164 spark plugs and try those. The two best brands of plugs in my opinion are Autolite's and NGK's. Not those expensive copper or titanium or whatever they are plugs. Those things are made of auto engines that are running a lot hotter ignition system than your Harley is running. In an air cooled motorcycle, the cheaper the plug, the better they run. Don't waste money on the expensive plugs.
Try that, at least it's cheap. If it doesn't work, start checking connections. I'll say this, when a solid state ignition unit it working, it works. When one stops working it's usually for good. They very rarely stop then start back. Look for that loose connection.
Posted on Aug 19, 2010
Testimonial: "Steve, Thanks man, you have filled in the spot for me I'll go over it all again...im sure the plugs are ok,bike runs great, aside from loosing fire."
Why not download a wiring diagramme from Harley? Can't be that expensive??
Will your nearest Harley dealer send you a photocopy of your circuit? Ours will.
Hope that helps.
Posted on Nov 15, 2010
About the only thing you can do is install a new spark plug and wire or check the compression. If it's a fuel injection problem, you're probably going to have to take it to a shop that can check it for any fault codes and repair the system. The bikes built after about 2000 do not have much owner serviceable parts on them. They've gotten almost to the point where they're like the newer cars in that you can't do that much yourself anymore.
Posted on Apr 17, 2011
The wire connection should plug into the taillight. Remove the lens and you will see what I'm talking about. You will need to remove the black connector after you unplug it and probably cut the silver plug off to get the wire through the standoff. If you're good at soldering, just cut wires about 2 inches from the black connector and solder them back together and coverr the splice with heat shrink when finished. Good luck!
Posted on Oct 28, 2012
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