Harley Davidson Motorcycles - Popular Questions, Answers, Tips & Manuals


Hi, Peter starting in 1996 Harley made available an optional security system with a Button Key Fob that had to be depressed to arm and disarm the system. In 2007 the smart security system was introduced in European countries with a buttonless proximity sensor Fob that only works within a 10-foot radius depending on battery strength and sensor receiver location. In 2012 Smart Security Systems became standard equipment on some models. In 2015 it was standard on all models. The following is a list of security system FOB failure:
BUTTON FOB'S
1. The FOB battery is weak or dead.
2. A new battery was installed upside down.
3. The FOB is no longer recognized by the security system and needs to be reprogrammed by the dealer.
PROXIMITY SENSOR FOB'S
1. Fob is more than 10 feet away from the bike.
2. The FOB battery is weak or dead.
3. A new FOB battery was installed upside down.
3. The security receiver antenna is broken.
4. The FOB is no longer recognized by the security system and needs to be reprogrammed by the dealer.
There is an option to override the security system by inserting a pre-programmed pin number. This is a 5 digit number that comes from the factory as 1-2-3-4-5. If you read your owners manual it "HIGHLY" recommends that you change this number to a personal one. You can do this yourself but it is complicated and tricky sometimes it works sometimes it doesn't. I have a 2003 FLHTCUI that the procedure did not work and had to go to my local dealership to have the system reprogramed to my own personal number. They wanted $50 for this 2-minute service but after explaining that I was a 40 year retired Harley wrench and waving a $20 bill to the service writer got me through. Money talks but not all the time.
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Hi, John and the usual suspects are:
1. Choke not functioning properly.
2. The battery is not fully charged 12.5 volts or better.
3. Throttle not fully closed.
4. The intake manifold is loose or cracked and sucking air.
5. The air cleaner not sealed properly or missing element.
6. Air fuel mixture not adjusted properly.
7. Valves adjusted too tight.
8. Low compression top end needs a rebuild.
9. Engine oil to heavy for cold temperatures.
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2008 Harley... | 368 views | 1 helpful votes


Hi, Greg love that name, for this scenario you will need your service manual that has all fastener torque specs and a wiring diagram on the back pages, parts fiche, and owners manual if you can not find the best tool you ever bought for your Harley, despair not, for a mere zero $0 you can download another one.
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Hi, Anonymous for this scenario you will need your service manual that has all fastener torque specs and a wiring diagram on the back pages, parts fiche, and owners manual if you can not find the best tool you ever bought for your Harley, despair not, for a mere zero $0 you can download another one.
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Hi, LOgan and the usual suspects are:
1. Fouled spark plugs.
2. 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 preliminary 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.
3. 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.
4. Loose connection at the ignition coil or plug between ignition sensor and module.
5. Spark plug cables in bad condition, shorting/leaking, spark plug cable connections loose check for spark leakage in the dark.
6. Faulty ignition coil or electronic control module.
7. Faulty pulse coil.
8. Faulty CKP, CMP, or BAS sensor.
9. Faulty ignition switch.
10. Faulty run/off switch
11. Tilt sensor needs a reset.
12. Security alarm failing to disarm needs reset
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2002 Harley... | 37 views | 0 helpful votes


Hi, John fuse and circuit breaker location are as follows:
SPORTSTER
Fuses are underneath the seat or behind the left side panel. Circuit breakers are inside the headlight bucket.
SOFTAIL
Fuses are underneath the seat, directly behind the battery, underneath a black plastic cover that slides up.
Circuit breakers are under the speedometer housing cover in between the gas tanks.
FX
Main breaker on the positive battery post buss bar.
All other circuit breakers under the speedometer housing.
FXR
Circuit breakers are behind the left side panel
DYNA
Fuses are behind the left side panel.
Circuit breakers are behind the left side panel.
TOURING
Fuses are behind the left side panel.
Circuit breakers can be attached to the battery positive terminal or behind the instrument panel or under the speedometer housing panel or inside the headlight bucket.
The following is an approximate timeline of Fuses and circuit breakers.
1965-1990 circuit breakers only.
1990-2000 circuit breakers and fuses.
2000 and up fuses only.
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I would check for spark sounds like a dead cylinder

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Hi, Justin and the usual suspects are:
1. Fouled spark plugs.
2. 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 preliminary 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.
3. 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.
4. Loose connection at the ignition coil or plug between ignition sensor and module.
5. Spark plug cables in bad condition, shorting/leaking, spark plug cable connections loose check for spark leakage in the dark.
6. Faulty ignition coil or electronic control module.
7. Faulty pulse coil.
8. Faulty CKP, CMP, or BAS sensor.
9. Faulty ignition switch.
10. Faulty run/off switch
11. Tilt sensor needs a reset.
12. Security alarm failing to disarm needs reset
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Hi, Louie for this scenario you will need your service manual that has all fastener torque specs and a wiring diagram on the back pages, parts fiche, and owners manual if you can not find the best tool you ever bought for your Harley, despair not, for a mere zero $0 you can download another one.
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Hi, Tommylee for this scenario you will need your service manual that has all fastener torque specs and a wiring diagram on the back pages, parts fiche, and owners manual if you can not find the best tool you ever bought for your Harley, despair not, for a mere zero $0 you can download another one.
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Hi, Sandra for this scenario you will need your service manual that has all fastener torque specs and a wiring diagram on the back pages, parts fiche, and owners manual if you can not find the best tool you ever bought for your Harley, despair not, for a mere zero $0 you can download another one.
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is the solinoid engaging the starter gear when the starter turns over if motor is not turning then solinoid is not engaging starter drive gear

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Hi, Geoff I believe the issue lies in the c-clip for this scenario you will need your service manual that has all fastener torque specs and a wiring diagram on the back pages, parts fiche, and owners manual if you can not find the best tool you ever bought for your Harley, despair not, for a mere zero $0 you can download another one.
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2002 Harley... | 34 views | 0 helpful votes


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