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Sportster wiring 1986 XL883 RIGHT SIGNAL LIGHT AND INDICATOR STOPPED WORKING. RIGHT SIDE IS WORKING FINE WITH BOTH BULBS TRIED. DO YOU HAVE A TROUBLE SHOOTING GUIDE ? MY HARLEY SHOP MANUAL DOES NOT COVER THE 1986 FOR SOME REASON ? REPLY HERE OR TO jimbo1950@gmail.com

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SOURCE: 1991 harley davidson sportster right side flasher not working

It has a two way bulb. Try replacing the bulb first. If this doesnt fix it, you may have a corroded wire inside the light bezel. I had a similar problem on a Sporty and had to take the light apart and clean the connections with a small wire brush. But its usually just the bulb.

Posted on Feb 03, 2010

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SOURCE: 1974 Harley Davidson SPORTSTER TURN SIGNAL WIRING

I can help you with the wiring diagram but it will be the complete diagram. I have never seen just a turn signal only type wiring diagram. But, there's nothing to a '74 model Ironhead turn signal system.

All the wires for the system were gray but had these little "colored rubber bands" on the ends of the wires near the signal lights. The violet bands were for the left side and the brown bands were for the right side turn signals

Now, I cannot send the wiring diagram through this forum as it will not allow for an attachment. If you will contact me directly, I'll send you a wiring diagram as a jpeg attachment via e-mail. My address is wd4ity@bellsouth.net.

Good luck
Steve

Posted on Aug 22, 2010

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SOURCE: 1986 HD sportster 883 bought without turn signals.

Your bike came with front running lights (black wire) and turn signals. The wire color for the turn signals are gray wires. The grey turn signal wires have small rubber bands on them to indicate which side they are for. A brown tag indicates right turn signals and a violet tag indicates left turn signals. If you need a schematic, I have one but I cannot send it via this forum. This forum only allows for a 150Kb picture and the schematic is larger than that. I'll be glad to scan the schematic and send it to you if you'll contact me directly at wd4ity@bellsouth.net Remind me that you need a schematic for a 1986 Sporty.

Good Luck
Steve

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SOURCE: my harley 2004 sportster XL883 is starting, but it

Is it backfiring through carb or exhaust? Has it been sitting for any period of time? We suspect carb issues. Try cleaning carb, pay special attention to the pilot jet and main jet circuits. Clean with spray carb cleaner and air, do not use wire. Make sure needle and seat are clean.

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Your bike came with front running lights (black wire) and turn signals. The wire color for the turn signals are gray wires. The grey turn signal wires have small rubber bands on them to indicate which side they are for. A brown tag indicates right turn signals and a violet tag indicates left turn signals. If you need a schematic, I have one but I cannot send it via this forum. This forum only allows for a 150Kb picture and the schematic is larger than that. I'll be glad to scan the schematic and send it to you if you'll contact me directly at wd4ity@bellsouth.net Remind me that you need a schematic for a 1986 Sporty.

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