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Here goes,, 05 sportster XL1200C. Had a shop put Love Jugs
and s tach. Rode bike last year with no issues. Put her to bed
for the winter. Went to start her this year and just cranks, will
not start. Now here's my dilemma, the idiot used a type of
pinch connector ( pierced the wire ) on each of the 3 wires
of the coil. Could this be my problem? Broken wires inside casing
because harleys do vibrate.
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You can take a look through all the similar threads to see if you can find anything helpful.
Fuel? the same stuff as when you parked it up? Low fuel? try it on reserve. Any fuel in float bowl?
Check for a spark by removing plugs (wet or dry?) and earthing them out.(never spin like this without earthing the plugs).
If it ran ok before then it's more likely to be a fault on the fuel side.
Don't add any engine oil if the tank looks low, it will have sumped due to standing and will return when running.
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Here's the Sportsterpedia section on diagnostcs:

General Diagnostics - Including Won't Turn Over & Won't Start
http://sportsterpedia.com/doku.php/t...k:ref:genmsr01

BUT...

When you're having issues with the electrical system, use this Sportsterpedia section about checking the battery cables, voltages and grounds - DO THIS BEFORE ANYTHING ELSE:
http://sportsterpedia.com/doku.php/t...place_to_start

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Sportsterpedia - Coil Info & Testing


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Fuel is fine and flowing, can smell it. Think it might be the coil, primary side readings came back high
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Gotta start with the basics. Fire and fuel. Big question is how old is the gas?
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Fuel is fine and flowing, can smell it. Think it might be the coil, primary side readings came back high
You could use a hand held indicator on the plug wire to verify if juice is getting to the spark plug.
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Fuel is new, plugs and wires are new, only thing different is how the shop hooked up some
accessories ( Scott packs on the 3 coil wires) so maybe wires broke in casing, also primary resistance is way off. ( secondary readings are good )
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Plugs are wet so fuel is making it to them,, still leaning towards coil issue
due to ohm readings
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Plugs are wet so fuel is making it to them,, still leaning towards coil issue
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Systematic process of elimination. You got this
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Everything else is good so went and ordered new coil. Now to fix the holes in the 3 wires to coil
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