Question about 2002 Harley Davidson XL 1200 C Sportster Custom

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I have a 2008 model HD 1200 Sportster Custom. The 'engine' warning light has been appearing , almost randomly, over the last few days, although the bike starts and runs OK. This morning the bike started OK, I rode it less than 500 yards and it cut out. I restarted it and rode it home. It will not start now, although the system relay 'clicks' during the routine start-up procedure. The fuel pump whirrs as normal, all the lights work, the horn works and all fuses are intact, with no corrosion found on any contacts. The System Relay clicks when 'ign' is selected, then clicks a second time after a second or two. When the starter relay is unplugged from its socket, it has approx' 70 Ohms across the starter solenoid terminals, and is 'open circuit' across the relay terminals. Unfortunately I have no separate 12v source with which to bench test the starter relay. The 'engine' warning light is very poorly covered in the Owners Manual - anyone out there have any pointers ?

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The thing u must do at this point is find out what the engine light was coming on, there will be fault code set with the light, the dealer can test the electronic control system and get this code from memory, I am sure it is related to what is going on, all the jumping power and fooling with the relays is a waste of time at this point, get the test run by Harley.

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