20 Most Recent 2000 Harley Davidson XL 1200 C Sportster Custom Questions & Answers


Rear cylinder not firing

The first thing I would do is replace the spark plugs again. You can foul a plug and it will cause you more problems than you can ever imagine. I see you have done all the logical things that I would recommend but I did not see you have replaced the plugs after the 200 miles. You would be surprised at how many times a $2.00 part can cause fits beyond belief.
5/21/2021 5:05:29 PM • 2000 Harley... • Answered on May 21, 2021

When I use the front brake the brake light

remove switch cover on front brake master cylinder.support assembly. check connections at brake cyl.switch,check wires were not 'pinched' by cover against handle bar
4/1/2017 2:39:02 AM • 2000 Harley... • Answered on Apr 01, 2017

2003 sportster wont start or run right when it is warmed up

Hey dude, did you have trying on intake pipe leak ...spray any carb cleaner on the manifold intake....any change would be an air leak.... Voila.Thkx.
2/13/2017 12:43:14 AM • 2000 Harley... • Answered on Feb 13, 2017

Keeps burning the coil

This is strange. I've been working on Harley's for almost 40 years and I've only run into two bad coils on the later model bikes. Are you using original equipment coils? If so, are you using the correct ones?

Coils come in different varieties for different uses. There are coils made for racing, road use, electronic ignitions, and points type ignitions. The coil you want is for road use with electronic ignition. If you use a digital volt ohm meter and test the resistance of the primary winding of the coil, it should check out at between 3 and 4 ohms. The "primary" winding is the coil of wire inside the coil that goes from one small terminal to the next. Put your DVOM leads on the small terminals, one lead on each terminal, with the meter in "R x 1" position. It should read between 3 and 4 ohms.
8/25/2016 9:28:11 AM • 2000 Harley... • Answered on Aug 25, 2016

Short in blinkers.

I had a short in the same exact bike. It was at the wire end of the rear turn signals in the tail light, The wire had been played with and bent too much and the Harley wire end pin connection was shorting out, it took a while to find, replaced the end pin and no more short. - add this to what Greg says and you should find the problem, if not you may end up replacing the light wires or harness - Good Luck
4/20/2016 6:28:43 PM • 2000 Harley... • Answered on Apr 20, 2016

Oil blow out the breather

This is a common problem on all sportsters, they have an oil blow by that dumps it into the air filter. I have found that if I run about a half quart low the problem goes away.
1/14/2016 5:06:18 PM • 2000 Harley... • Answered on Jan 14, 2016
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