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Harley Davidson - FXSTI Softail standard cranks but will not start

Bike turns over but will not fire have replaced ignition coil, spark plugs, spark plug leads and relays

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If the bike has carbs, try cleaning them because the only other problem is that the bike is not getting fuel.

Posted on Apr 17, 2014

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    Peter Hughes Apr 17, 2014

    he bike is fuel injected - it appears that I am not getting power to the coil - I can smell fuel as I crank the engine so must assume it is getting fuel

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oil tank

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The first thing I would do is replace the spark plugs again. You can foul a plug and it will cause you more problems than you can ever imagine. I see you have done all the logical things that I would recommend but I did not see you have replaced the plugs after the 200 miles. You would be surprised at how many times a $2.00 part can cause fits beyond belief.

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its not a plug its a hose look under the tank on the pipe side, look for the hose thats goes to the bottom frame rail (tube) thats the drain hopes this helps

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Hi
It is located on the right side just under the oil tank ; if you follow the rudder hose that exits the rear right side of your oil tank it leads to the bottom of the frame under this is the oil plug. This hose has a plug clamped to the end of it or stuck into a prug that is welded to the frame.
After this unclamp and pull the plug to make sure that you have the dipstick out before pulling it loose.

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Its at the back of crank box right hand side of bike attached to bottom of frame in a sprung clamp just before the softtail swingarm- black hose with a plug and hose clip

Posted on Jul 04, 2009

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Hi Anonymous, This one is a tuffy since I don't know what year your bike is. If you have an early model you could have a bad run/stop switch, ignition sensor, ignition switch, ignition module. If you have a late model could be crank positon sensor,electronic control module, but on the late stuff you can pull up trouble codes on the odometer and that would at least point you in the right direction. Good luck

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Hi Anonymous, and the usual suspects are:
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