Question about 2007 Harley Davidson XL 883 Sportster

2 Answers

My 2007 sportster won't start. The fuel pump loads up and there is lots of battery. It seems that maybe the alarm system is not working properly. My turn signals continue to flash and i don;t even get it to turn over. thoughts here? does the alarm key fob have batteries?

Posted by on

  • Anonymous Mar 26, 2014

    alarm will not turn off new batteries in fob

  • Lana Clay
    Lana Clay Apr 14, 2014

    I didn't get a key fob with my bike, called the company, supposedly it wasn't sold with it... I bought it from an individual. What else can I do? I really want my bike back!



2 Answers

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points


    An expert that got 10 achievements.


    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Brigadier General:

    An expert that has over 10,000 points.

  • Master
  • 4,565 Answers

Yes, there are batteries in the fob.


Posted on Oct 03, 2010

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer

I replaced the battery in my fob and it runs like a charm now!

Posted on Mar 26, 2011


1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
New users get to try the service completely Free afterwhich it costs $6 per call and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

883 sportster 2007, bike will start on compression but will not start with switch, speedometer needle is stuck and flashers does not work.

Hi, Sylvain before testing any electrical component in the Starting System it is "IMPERATIVE" that you have a fully charged battery of 12.5 volts or more and be able to pass a proper "LOAD" test if necessary, you may have a preliminary reading of 12.5 volts or more but little or zero amperage, the battery is faulty and must be replaced. AGM type batteries fall into this scenario more so than lead acid batteries.
1. Ignition Switch not in the "ON" position.
2. Engine Run Switch in the "OFF" position.
3. Check the battery terminals for damage or corrosion check the battery cables at "BOTH" ends for loose, corroded, or broken connectors, "INSIDE" and outside the cable harness, perform connector wiggle test and check cables with an ohmmeter.
4. Bank angle sensor needs a reset or is faulty.
5. FOB battery low or dead.
6. Faulty ignition switch.
7. Faulty starter button.
8. Faulty kickstand, clutch, neutral safety switch.
9. Security alarm needs a reset.
10. Starter relay, solenoid, starter motor or circuit wiring faulty.
11. Starter armature or field coils have failed.
12. Main fuse or circuit breaker may be blown or faulty.
13. Faulty ignition relay.
14. The electric starter is working but starter clutch has failed.
15. Check for engine trouble codes.
For more information about your issue and valuable "FREE" downloads that you will need for viewing or printing please click on the blue links below and for more specific information or questions at no charge please feel free to contact me at Good luck and have a wonderful day.
07 883 Sportster Won Start
Harley Davidson Sportster Workshop Service Repair Manual 2007 $8 very cheap includes a $60 electrical diagnostic manual
Instant Tech Relief To speak to me personally absolutely "FREE"

Jul 30, 2017 | 2007 Harley Davidson XL 883 Sportster

1 Answer

I have a 2007 suzuki forenza it was having battery problems so i replaced the battery and the alternator but my car still won't start.

It is standard practice with lots of modern cars to leave the ignition key in and turned to the on position when connecting a battery as this helps prevent alarms sounding, immobilisers engaging and all sorts of inconvenient stuff happening. It is even better to use a memory saver while changing a battery so not even the radio code and stations are lost.

You didn't say how long you have owned the car. If it was a recent purchase it should have been returned to the dealer as soon as you realised the battery was faulty. There is such a thing as warranty and consumer rights. The dealer certainly should not have sold the car with a defective seatbelt.

It certainly seems like the security system is activated though the presence of the key in the ignition should deactivate it if it is working ok so maybe it is broken or maybe it has forgotten the correct code and needs reprogramming.

It is possibly a coincidence and there is a fault, perhaps caused by the first mechanic. Before towing the car to the Suzuki dealer or calling for an autolocksmith it would be a good idea to physically check voltages, wiring, the presence of fuel and injection pulses, spark and suchlike. If all seems well under the bonnet the chances of an immobiliser malfunction are quite high. Reading the vehicle handbook is always a good place to begin.

Apr 01, 2017 | 2007 Suzuki Forenza Sedan

1 Answer

My 2006 sportster won't fire and back running lights won't work back blinkers will sometimes not others. Seems to b a short

Hi Timsledge, when checking for spark the CKP needs to measure the compression bump in order to send the correct signal to the ICM/ECM so always check for spark with either a third plug grounded or lift the end of the plug boot 1/2 " off one of spark plugs that are in the head. and the usual suspects are:
1. Fuel tank empty
2. Fuel supply valve turned off.
3. Fouled spark plugs.
4. Engine flooded with gasoline as a result of over use of enrichner.
5. Fuel valve or filter clogged.
6. Vacuum hose to automatic fuel supply valve disconnected, leaking, or pinched.
7. Discharged battery, loose or broken battery connections.
8. Loose wire connection at coil, battery or plug between ignition sensor and module.
9. Spark plug cables in bad condition and shorting, spark plug cable connections loose,
or cables connected to wrong cylinders.
10. Ignition timing incorrect due to faulty ignition coil, ignition module, or sensors " Manifold Absolute Pressure" "Camshaft Position Sensor" "Crank Position Sensor" "Brake Apply Sensor
11. Engine lubricant to heavy ( winter operation )
12. Sticking or damaged valves or push rod wrong length.
13. Primary cam sproket spline sheared or missing spacer.
14. Security alarm system not disarming.
For a primary suspect please visit the website below: Good luck
Harley Davidson Sportster error codes and how to access them Set Change Override Transport Harley Security Alarm PIN Code No Key Fob...
Harley Davidson Wiring Diagrams and Schematics

Jun 04, 2011 | Harley Davidson XLH Sportster 883...

2 Answers

My 98 Nissan Altima won't start. It has a brand new starter, brand new spark plugs, a new alternator, and a new battery, so I know it has nothing to do with any of them. The distributor was replaced at...

seems as if the system isnt priming itself when you first move the key to ON in which the fuel pump would kick on for just a moment to prime the carb with fuel if it doesnt sound like the fuel pump is starting at that moment there might be a problem with the fuel pump or a relay going to it or maybe a fuse relating to the fuel pump

Mar 14, 2017 | 1998 Nissan Altima

1 Answer

2007 Honda CBR 600 RR will not start

Hi, Erinaudrey and the usual suspects are:
1. Fuel tank empty.
2. The fuel tank has old dead gas.
3. Fuel tank bottom contaminated with ethanol sludge, dirt, water, rust, etc.
4. Fuel supply valve/petcock turned off.
5. Fouled spark plugs.
6. Engine flooded as a result of overuse of the enrichner.
7. Vacuum hose to the fuel supply valve/petcock disconnected, broken, cracked, or pinched.
8. Fuel valve/petcock or filter clogged.
9. Fuel line to carburetor or throttle body pinched, kinked or blocked.
10. Carburetor float stuck.
11. Fuel injectors clogged.
12. Fuel injectors stuck open.
13. Severely discharged or a damaged battery should have 12.5 volts or more and be able to pass a proper "LOAD" test if necessary, you may have a cursory reading of 12.5 volts or more but little or zero amperage the battery is faulty and must be replaced, AGM batteries fail in this scenario more so than lead acid batteries.
14. Check battery terminals for damage or corrosion, check the battery cables at "BOTH" ends for loose, corroded, or broken connectors, "INSIDE" and outside the cable harness, perform connector wiggle test and check cables with an ohmmeter if necessary.
15. Loose or corroded wire connection at the coil or plug between ignition sensor and ECM module.
16. Spark plug cables in bad condition and shorting check for spark leakage in the dark, cable connections loose, or connected to the wrong cylinders.
17. Ignition timing incorrect due to a faulty ignition coil, ignition module or MAP, CMP, CKP, O2, TPS, ETP, IAC sensors.
18. Faulty neutral, clutch lever, or kickstand safety switch.
19. Faulty fuel pump or fuse or relay.
20. A stuck bent or burnt valve.
21. Tilt sensor needs a reset.
22. Security system not disarming alarm needs a reset.
23. Check for engine trouble codes.
For more information about your issue and valuable "FREE" downloads that you will need please click on the blue links below. Good luck and have a wonderful day.
Bike Won Start HELP
What Do Check When My Motorcycle Won Start Honda Shadow Forums Shadow...
2007 2009 Honda CBR600RR Service Manual Moto Data Project
Honda CB Owners Manuals

May 07, 2010 | 2008 Honda CBR 600 RR

1 Answer

I have a 2007 Sportster, 883L and the alarm system will not allow it to start. I have tried both FOBs and replaced the batteries in the FOBs and the motorcycle battery. I cannot overide it, what can I do?...

Read your owners manual and set your code in the system to bypass the alarm. More than likely you are in an area that confuses the receiver that is trying to get the signal from the fob. Using the bypass code will allow it to start and get away from that area. Once away it should work alright.

Apr 17, 2010 | 2004 Harley Davidson XL 1200 C Sportster...

2 Answers

My 1995 grand jeep cherokee won't start but It turns over an a battery jump didn't work. I believe I'ts an electical problem, maybe related to the alarm because the starter, engine and battery seem fine..?...

Alarms usually won't allow the engine to crank. If it is the alarm, arming then disarming it usually gets them to start. However, you probably aren't that lucky. Probably the most common problem for Cherokees with ignition issues is a crank sensor or a fuel pump. Listen to hear if the fuel pump runs when you turn the key to the run position (it will only run for 2 seconds, so have someone else turn the key while you listen at the gas filler neck)

Nov 19, 2009 | 1995 Jeep Grand Cherokee

1 Answer

My 99 nissan hesitated a few times to start a few

Hello there, First you need to make sure you have a good battery, todays cars are very picky on having the proper voltage to make the systems work properly. Just a tip for you, You can take your battery out and take it to an Autozone or advanced auto parts store.They will charge your battery as well as test it for you to make sure it is working good for you.

Before you spend a lot of money on parts not needed I would make sure the battery is good and then try and see if you are not getting fuel from the fuel pump, Most cars you will hear a slight humming noise coming from the gas tank when you first turn the key on, this will last about 5 seconds, try and listen for this if you here it then your fuel pump is working.

Good Luck, I hope this helps you some.


Oct 06, 2009 | 1999 Nissan Maxima

2 Answers

1995 Harley Sportster won't turn over.

sounds like the battery has dropped a cell,it will still have power but not enough to turn the bike over properly,harley atarters use a lot of current to turn over so a slightly weak battery will cause all sorts of grief,hope this helps...cheers

Jun 27, 2009 | 2007 Harley Davidson XL 883 Sportster

Not finding what you are looking for?
2007 Harley Davidson XL 883 Sportster Logo

998 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Harley Davidson Experts

Arnie Burke
Arnie Burke

Level 3 Expert

4535 Answers


Level 3 Expert

4340 Answers


Level 3 Expert

76630 Answers

Are you a Harley Davidson Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides