Question about Harley Davidson XLS 1000 Motorcycles
Your terminology is off a bit but I'm trying to figure out what you say you have done. To start, the coil off the 82 model is the wrong coil for your bike. Your bike has a points type ignition and requires a coil with a primary resistance of 5-6 ohms where the 82 model coil is for an electronic ignition with a primary resistance of 2-4 ohms. If you know how to check the resistance of the primary windings on the coil, check and see what you've got.
But, if you had the bike running and after you put everything back together, you evidently shorted out the points. Use a test light and check for power to the coil. If you have power to the coil, check the black wire coming from the right side of the coil down to the timing cavity. Take the plate back off the timing cavity and see if anything is grounded that shouldn't be. Use the starter to spin the engine over and make sure the points are opening and closing.
Posted on May 18, 2011
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