Question about 2001 Harley Davidson XLH Sportster 883 Hugger

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2001 Sportster 883 Hugger. I have a completely dead electrical system. The battery is at full charge, but there seems to be no electrical input anywhere, no lights, no spark ETC... I removed the ignition switch and tied the wires together but no power. All of the fuses I could find are okay. Is there a fuse or fuse link hidden in the wiring harness? I don't see one on the factory wiring diagram. The bike ran fine yesterday. I turned it off and it would not do anything after that. Thanks for your help.

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  • lydiakiara Jun 24, 2009

    There is no kickstand switch.



    There is a 30 amp breaker between the switch and the battery, could this be it?

  • lydiakiara Jun 24, 2009

    I am still having trouble with a completely dead electrical system on my 2001 Sportster Hugger 883.

    I rode yesterday with no problem but when the bike was turned off it only moved momentarily once, when the bike was lifted up and mounted the system would lights on but no starter movement. Now nothing no matter what I do.

    I took of the ignition switch believing if I could simply tie the wires together that woould prove the switch was bad if everything worked, but after doing that I have to install an ignition switch but still no power.

    Is it possibly the 30 amp breaker between the battery and the switch?

    Thanks for your help.

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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.
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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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    blueextc3221 Jun 24, 2009

    The only way to be sure is to test for power on the battery side of the breaker - and also on the other.

    On a bike - there arent too many things that would cut off all the power - and now that i think of it more - a kickstand switch would only let it not START - all other functions on the bike would work.... (horn ligts etc.)

    Check the power with a testlight (or Digital Multimeter for more accuracy) before and after the breaker to verify. Circuit breakers can fail like fuses - even if it appears re-set, it still may not be allowing current through.

    Check it, and I'm sure that's your problem.

    Thanks :D



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    blueextc3221 Jun 24, 2009

    you didnt give me a chance to reply.
    if you do not rate the second answer - I will still recieve credit.
    Thank you



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