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2003 883 sportster wont start

Ran great last ride bike sat a few days went to ride it and while cranking would misfire.never started acted as if flooded.checked spark looks ok.eventually i got the bike started ran a bit rough so i filled the bike with fresh gas and added some b12.next day bike started and ran great.2 days later right back to not starting.cleaned carb drained tank still cant get it to run,it tries to start .dont know if its carb or electrical please advise.
thanks scott benton

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What u are describing is typical of a faulty ignition system, but could also be a fuel problem. I check by removing the aircleaner and rotating the throttle. If u see a nice spray of fuel, thats probably not the problem. Check for a spark at the plugs. I can explain how if you need me to. If you cant see a good spark, U have an electrical problem. I had a crank position sensor go bad on me. Dont do what I did (replaced the battery, ignition, and regulator as part of my diagnosis procedure)

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