Question about 2006 Harley Davidson XL 883 Sportster
Took her off the truck, boosted her to start and rode five blocks, now she cranks but does not fire?
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Bike won't start and run.
Is your fuel pump functioning? you should be able to hear it inside the gas tank when the ignition is turned on and the handle bar control is in the "RUN" position.
It does sound like your problem is the bike is not getting fuel. Inside the tank with the fuel pump there is also a fuel filter, if this is plugged up you will not get enough fuel pressure to run the bike.
If the pump is working and the filter is not plugged up then its possible your injectors could be contaminated, they would have to be removed and cleaned.
Besides the solutions above you could check the fuses and see if the EFI fuse is blown or faulty wiring or a short in the fuel system wiring could give you the same symptoms.
This is the best I can do without more information or actually looking at the bike.
Hope this helped a little.
Posted on Jun 08, 2009
check battery leads (both ends) , Then make sure battery is charged 100% (verry important) Get out your (Digital) volt meter set it to DC volts Connect leads to the Battery, it should have at least 12.6 v , Watch meter and start engine, if meter drops below 10.0 volts your battery may be weak and will have to be replaced, or your starter is'nt mechanicaly efficient and will have to be fixed or replaced. While engine is running note voltage should be 12.6-13v volts, then rev engine to 3000 RPM , meter should read 13.5- 15 vdc. If not you have a problem with your stator or regulator/rectifier.
Posted on Jul 09, 2009
Sounds like your charging system is not charging the battery.
Put a volt meter on the battery, run the engine up to maybe 2,000 RPM. The voltage must be at least 13.8V, but not more than 14.5.
If that is all OK, your battery is worn out, and is not holding sufficient reserve. It would need to be replaced.
Posted on Jun 23, 2010
Testimonial: "waiting on dealer to get back to me...voltage meter on bike reading between 14-16"
SOURCE: bought a new battery rode
To check the output of the charging system, first, you must start with a fully charged battery. Then connect your DVOM (Digital Volt Ohm Meter) across the battery. Red meter lead to the positive post and the black meter lead to the negative post of the battery. Put the meter's function selection switch in DC VOLTS, 25 VOLTS OR GREATER scale. Start the engine and bring it to a high idle. Your meter should read between 14.5 to 15.0 volts.
If not, find where the regulator plugs into the alternator. A Big Twin is in the front of the engine and the Sportster is behind rear cylinder. In the stator side of the plug, there are two metal contacts. This is where you're going to check the voltage output of your stator. Put the meter's function switch in AC VOLTS, 50 VOLT OR GREATER scale. Start the engine and insert either meter lead into one metal contact and the other lead into the other contact. Do not allow the leads to touch each other or the engine case. Bring the engine to a high idle. If you're working on a Big Twin, you should be reading at least 30 volts, a Sportster should read about 25 volts. If you don't read this much, your stator is bad, If you do read this much, it's probably the regulator. But, since you said that you've changed the regulator at least once, I'd guess maybe another problem. Make sure you regulator is grounded to the frame. I always put one of those star type lock washers between the regulator and the frame on both mounting bolts. The regulator must be grounded.
Posted on Mar 16, 2011
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