Question about Harley Davidson XL 1200 C Sportster Custom Motorcycles
Posted by Anonymous on
Hi Anonymous, and the usual suspects are:
1. Shifter pawl out of adjustment or broken.
2. Shifter cam faulty.
3. Shifter fork bent or worn.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: battery not staying charged
The sportster does not have an alternator, it has a stator. Are you sure it is the stator? First check the stator and see if it is putting out any voltage, to do this you disconnect it from the regulator on the right front down tube at the bottom. Use a multimeter to read the voltage, I forget what the values are but they should climb with increased RPM. If you find the stator is the problem get a manuel, it is a pretty big job and I can't go thro all the steps here. You do have to remove the primary cover and clutch basket, the stator is attached to for wont of a better word the fly wheel. The suggestion that I can make that is not in the manuel is to attach a pull wire to the stator wire before you remove it to make pulling the new wire easier,
Posted on Mar 04, 2009
The only idea that i can come up with is that you dont have a good ground..or the guage was bad when you bought it..i hope this..Keith
Posted on Jul 02, 2009
Nothing to fear. The shift forks ride on a long spiral grooved drum which has some inertia. If you stomp the gear, sometimes the inertia will carry the shift fork beyond it's intended destination. The various gears are constant mesh with it's mating gear, but are not coupled to it's shaft. The gear, when selected, carries a fixed 'dog' that couples to a sliding 'dog' which is controlled by the appropriate shift fork and is splined to the shaft the gear is riding on. These 'dogs' are like fingers which stick out on the sides of gears and sliders. The reason you have to rock the bike is because the 'dogs' are fairly coarse and don't instantly fit together except when the bike is in motion.
Posted on Aug 06, 2009
vapour lock in fuel line caused by leak below filter to carbs , replace lines and vacume. had same prob and after many attempts and dangerous situations found minute cut in line . when it happens release line to tank and let fuel flow re connect. will happen faster second time. 3 miles or so
Posted on Nov 02, 2009
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