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2006 Harley Davidson XL 1200 CEL and battery light come on

After a hour or so of riding shut the bike off, when I go to restart the check engine light and battery light come on until I give it a little throttle and then they go out until the next start up this just started to happen it's a 2006 xl 1200c just bought it 6 weeks ago from the dealer has a new battery they put in.

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SOURCE: after riding for half hour to an hour (estimate)

have the ingnition module checked . had this problem my self. once it gets hot (module) it shuts down

Posted on May 03, 2009

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I have just found my 30 amp fuse blown on my daytona , this prevents the alternator working , it was reading 10.9v before I changed the 30 amp fuse , now it reads 14.5 volts , I think I blew it as I didnt know how to put the alarn into service mode and left the ignition on , anyway I am hoping its just that , 3 heat up/cool down cycles and the engine management light should go out


Posted on Jun 23, 2009

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SOURCE: While out riding my HD 1200C, the check engine

Those engine lights come on because something is causing an engine code, the code can only be read by the HD dealer with their digital tech program. They plug your bike into it and it displays the error code, they may be able to delete the code and it might never come back again or there might be a real problem.

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SOURCE: Bike does not start after an hour of riding.

test stator loaded and unloaded,then do voltage drop test

Posted on Aug 13, 2009

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SOURCE: Engine Light Going On/Off

yes it could cause this
fully charge battery and try again

Posted on Nov 02, 2009

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I would check the charging system on the bike. With the battery at full charge, start the bike and measure the voltage at the battery. Use a DVOM (digital volt ohm meter) and put the red probe on the positive terminal and the black probe on the negative terminal of the battery. Put the meter in DC volts 50 volt range. When you rev the engine a bit, you should read 14.5 - 15.0 volts. If you're reading under 13 volts with the engine running, your charging system had gone out.

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It sounds like you damaged the TSSM (Turn Signal Security Module). It also contains a bank angle sensor that shuts the bike down if it is dropped. It should have reset but it might have been damaged.

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I have charged my battery overnight and i still need to bump start my bike most of the time when riding and using the head light it stays bright so i dont think that it is the alternator

has the battery been tested, bike batteries last maybe 2 years, charge it up and have it tested, any Kragen can do it for free. doubt the problem is the alternator.

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