1988 harley davidson soft tail FXSTC 1340 electrical problem
Riding the bike the motor will start spit & sputering like the motor is going to die / lights will dim (headlights & instrument panel) / replaced and installed new battery & voltage regulator & Ignition switch / check electric flow and every seem's to check per factory spec's WHAT AM I MISSING???
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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)
hey man, hehehe i cant stop tinkering either. Just finished putting my scooter back together. 81 yamaha XS650h. has a 750cc bigbore fitted, done heaps of upgrades to it, just about turned it into a decent ride now. Decided to chop up a bigend bearing. Ride it every day, get all drooped if I dont;) Buy all my bits from mikesXS Checkout the piccies
Was planning to eventually blog the rebuild.... someday when I have nothing to do:)
Planning to build a chopper next. Looking for another bike to do it.
This is going to be a problem with the starter. When a starter is getting a bit on the worn side, high temps will cause the electric motor not to engage creating the same clicking sound as if the battery was dead or had a bad contact.