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Bike will start and warm up fine. After riding till its up to operating temp (running fine) no missing or other problems if you shut it down it wont start back up- it just pops and backfires. Only way it will start is if you let it sit and cool for 3 or 4 hours. Just had coil replaced and tuned

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The igntion module on the right side of the motor is probably bad its a typical issue with sportsters, if you heat the area around the timer cover with a heat gun and then try to start the bike and it wont start then you know its the ignition module on the sensor plate.

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