Question about Harley Davidson Motorcycles
1200 roadster 2002 reg had a60 mie run I was nearly home and she spluttered and cut out ? Noticed oil light was on .let her cool down sound 4 another 4 mile. Same again . Got he ar home. Any ideas any one.
Posted by Anonymous on
Slow down and spell correctly and describe the problem clearly as I am afraid I do not know precisely what you are trying to say. What is the actual oil level??
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Oil level above full line
It's quite possible that when you fill the motor you are checking the oil level shortly thereafter, i.e. within 10 minutes, or you are filling the oil and checking what the level is BEFORE starting the motor (in this case the oil has not had chance to circulate and drain back in to the sump). Once the bike stands for an extended period (a couple of hours or overnight) you will find that the oil has drained from the head of the motor, and other places, back into the sump and therefore shows at a higher level in the sight gauge.
Posted on Nov 10, 2008
If it was stored with fuel in the tank:
1. The fuel filter should be replaced
2. You may to replace the fuel delivery system coming out of the tank
3. Remove the plug in the carb and reset the idel mixture
I just bought one store for 6 years - my issue is the bike will n ot idel but runs on the road like a bat out hell.
Posted on May 20, 2009
SOURCE: Engine knock at high revs
Sounds like Pre-ignition, aka Detonation, aka Engine knock. Carbon deposits build up on the head, valves and piston. They can get hot enough to ignite the fuel before the spark plug has a chance to. This is the Pre-ignition noted above. This is VERY hard on the engine. Take the head off the cylinder then beat the valve area with with a hammer followed by aggressively beating the top of the piston. Pre-ignition does the same thing. Not good for the top end, and not good for the crankshaft. Use only good quality premium gas. Change to a spark plug one heat range colder than the stock plug. Seal up any air leaks on the intake system. Running a lean fuel mix means running hot.
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Posted on Jun 11, 2009
Call your local dealer and have them run your vin( Vehicle Identification Number ) through HD Net to see if you have any outstanding recalls. There was a recall on the circuit breaker and the ignition switch around that time of production. better to be safe than sorry.
Posted on Jun 27, 2009
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