Question about 2001 Harley Davidson XLH Sportster 883 Hugger
I think the only problem you have is a loose or corroded connection
somewhere. Check your module plug connectors for corrosion (green
junk). Check wires to coil, kill switch and other connections for loose
or frayed wires or connectors.I doubt that you have a bad electrical
component since it starts sometimes but it is possible.
check for oil contamination.
Posted on Jun 24, 2009
Check the battery Ground... or the kickstand switch.
If the kickstand switch fails - the bike will not start.
You can jumper the switch to verify.
Also there is a main power relay - on your particular bike I am not exact - however it is only in a few places due to space limitations....
Under the seat, forward edge of the rear fender, or near the oil tank.
Finally - the battery may have a dead cell - checks out at 12V, however under load it drops below the minimum starting voltage or simply grounds out - have the battery LOAD tested to be sure.
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Posted on Jun 23, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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