Rode the bike yesterday...no problems. Last night I couldn't get it to start. The first couple of times I tried the fuel pump would come on and lights, but as soon as I hit the starter button everything would go out. Now I get nothing. I turned the key over to the park position and slowly back to the on and I get a S or 5 blank 80E on the odometer ( S 80E or 5 80E). The battery voltage is at 12.3 volts so I don't believe that's the problem. When the situation first presented itself, when I would hit the starter button, I would hear a pop like maybe something had shorted out. What's up???
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Re: Engine will not crank
It seems there is some lose connections somewhere proababely to the main wires on the battery and also try to check the wires to the solenoid switch also the earth wire on the frame around the engine.
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Try running sea foam through ur system take the gas hose off the tank make a funnel system to that hose fill it with straight sea foam crank the bike untill it sucks at least 1 cup full let it sit for 24 hrs then try to start the bike with gas by adding through the funnel still no luck check spark plug for spark if no spark check sensors a wire could have croded and not making good connection also check your fuse box changing fuel pump could have blowen a fuse
as you say...it sounds like a problem with a sticking safety switch...try cleaning the switch on the clutch lever with wd40 and working it a few times...also do the same with the sidestand switch while you are at it
Check for fuel pressure and check for spark during the no start condition. Also check the crank sensor, it is located behind the crank pulley mounted in the engine block on the 4.3 L engine I hope this helps.
One way to check the fuel pump is to turn the ignition to on and listen for the pump to run. It should run for a few seconds. It may be a couple of seconds after you turn the ignition to on before it runs. Normally you can do this repeated times.
If you don't hear the pump run that is most probably the problem.
Ok, you've either got a lose of spark problem or a fuel problem. To solve your problem, you've got to figure out which one you've got. The next time it does this, take a spare set of spark plugs and put them in the plug wires. Ground them good to the engine and press the start button while watching them. Do you have a good spark. If so, now you've narrowed your problem to a fuel issue. If not, you've got an electrical problem.
Fuel problems are the simpliest. First, loosen but don't remove your gas cap and ride the bike. If this fixes the problem, replace the fuel cap as the vent valve in the cap has went bad. Check for full fuel fuel flow through the petcock. Your bike may have one of the vacuum operated petcocks. These are notorious for giving problems. I'd suggest replacing it with a high quality manually operated petcock if it proves to be your problem. To test it, remove the fuel hose and the smaller vacuum hose on the rear of the petcock. Using a hand operated vacuum pump. apply vacuum to the nipple on the backside of the petcock. You should have a full flow of fuel through the petcock. If not, replace the thing.
If you don't have a spark when you check the plugs, start carrying a can of "component cooler" with you. The next time it does this, spray the ignition module and see if that brings the bike back to life immediately. Try spraying the pickup module in the timer cavity. You may have to drill the rivets out of the cover to get to this component. Do not replace the rivets with standard rivets,,They're special rivets, get them a the Harley shop. When you spray something with the component cooler and your bike come back to life immediately. You've found a temp problem. Replace that component.
hi no way all the guy wants is money any good guy has the right test gear and would test all the charging /starter compnants before replacing the whole caboose buy youself a small cheap volt meter £5/£8 check the battery voltage start motor needle should go up to around 14 put lights on needle should not drop if this is ok then rr and stator is ok stop motor leave lights on if voltage drops rapidly battery is us hope this helps merlinv12
my friend has the same problem with the same exact kind of car when it doesnt crank over see if your security light stays on if so its your anti-theft system. check your owners manual under the security light portion.if the anti-theft system detects a problem with the chip in your key it will shut down the starter and the feul system for 3 minute intervals.