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What color are the wires from the ignition switch to the coil hot side on 1992 sportster 1200

I want to trace a no power to coil situation

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Hi Anthony, it is the white wires. Good luck

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check your ignition fuses but i think your problem is between your module and ignition switch if you got safty switches on there any one of them can cause that also.

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SOURCE: 2003 Harley Davidson Sportster 1200 Custom Tachometer kit

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

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SOURCE: I am hooking up a tach on a 2009 sportster. I

It will state on the coil beside the terminals a + or -
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Posted on Oct 16, 2009

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SOURCE: keeps burning the coil

This is strange. I've been working on Harley's for almost 40 years and I've only run into two bad coils on the later model bikes. Are you using original equipment coils? If so, are you using the correct ones?

Coils come in different varieties for different uses. There are coils made for racing, road use, electronic ignitions, and points type ignitions. The coil you want is for road use with electronic ignition. If you use a digital volt ohm meter and test the resistance of the primary winding of the coil, it should check out at between 3 and 4 ohms. The "primary" winding is the coil of wire inside the coil that goes from one small terminal to the next. Put your DVOM leads on the small terminals, one lead on each terminal, with the meter in "R x 1" position. It should read between 3 and 4 ohms.

Posted on Apr 05, 2010

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SOURCE: hooking up a tach on a 89 harley sportster 883,

Most aftermarket tachometers will employ a 3 wire system. A "power" wire, a "signal" wire and a "ground" wire. On a stock Sportster's ignition coil there will be 2 terminals/posts. 1 post will have a set of white wire on it the other a blue or pink wire. White is switched 12VDC (vehicle power) and the blue/pink is the secondary side of the coil (signal). I'd really need more information to be most helpful.

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