The Sportster and Buell Motorcycle Forum - The XLFORUM®
 

Go Back   The Sportster and Buell Motorcycle Forum - The XLFORUM® > BUELL MOTORCYCLE FORUM > Buell Motorcycle Electrical and Ignition
XLF Blogs XLF Arcade XLF Disclaimer/Privacy Statement/Terms Of Use

Active Threads
0 gas tank paint protection
Last Post: hammer6315
Posted On: 1 Minute Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 94
0 ***DK Custom-LIMITED TIME Sweetheart Deals-Save 10% On Select Products***
Last Post: DK Custom
Posted On: 1 Minute Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 588
0 Poll: Do you change tires yourself?
Last Post: Dave L
Posted On: 9 Minutes Ago
Replies: 117
Views: 24,900
0 This is gonna hurt.
Last Post: Stairman
Posted On: 38 Minutes Ago
Replies: 7,629
Views: 1,470,651
0 whats your iron head worth
Last Post: Scott
Posted On: 1 Hour Ago
Replies: 281
Views: 60,104
0 If you don't bring closure to your thread, then the terrorists have won
Last Post: Folkie
Posted On: 2 Hours Ago
Replies: 40
Views: 10,384
0 Roads I'd like to ride.
Last Post: Stairman
Posted On: 3 Hours Ago
Replies: 1,235
Views: 107,738
0 Winter reading........
Last Post: shanneba
Posted On: 3 Hours Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 5,746
0 Official XL Forum Random Image Thread (NO NUDITY!)
Last Post: Graywolf
Posted On: 3 Hours Ago
Replies: 42,829
Views: 6,697,008
14 Firearms you wish you owned.
Last Post: Stairman
Posted On: 3 Hours Ago
Replies: 573
Views: 122,083
0 THE Trainspotting Thread
Last Post: Stairman
Posted On: 3 Hours Ago
Replies: 2,359
Views: 301,962
0 Hottie of the day, no nudity.
Last Post: Stairman
Posted On: 3 Hours Ago
Replies: 9,952
Views: 875,070
0 Frankenstein trike kit on a sportster
Last Post: DEEP DIVER
Posted On: 4 Hours Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 573
0 How many have converted their 883 to 1200?
Last Post: Nibelungen
Posted On: 5 Hours Ago
Replies: 382
Views: 101,000
5 Run/Turn/Brake light problems
Last Post: harley506d
Posted On: 6 Hours Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 47
0 How many when You park.... (Leave Your Bike In Gear)
Last Post: harley506d
Posted On: 7 Hours Ago
Replies: 362
Views: 46,902
5 Terminology Sticky?
Last Post: Hippysmack
Posted On: 9 Hours Ago
Replies: 71
Views: 12,438
0 Any experience with this process?
Last Post: Hippysmack
Posted On: 9 Hours Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 277
0 Sign of getting old...
Last Post: Toejam503
Posted On: 10 Hours Ago
Replies: 1
Views: 71
0 How many miles do you have on your rubbermount?
Last Post: Firehawk
Posted On: 10 Hours Ago
Replies: 408
Views: 79,185
0 12" or 14"? (Apehangers)
Last Post: Nrg2brn
Posted On: 11 Hours Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 461
0 So, anyone wanna talk flat track???
Last Post: oupa
Posted On: 11 Hours Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 1,320
0 Mainshaft- What happened here
Last Post: doodah man
Posted On: 11 Hours Ago
Replies: 61
Views: 5,439
0 Show your favorite pic of your bike. just one
Last Post: moparnut360
Posted On: 11 Hours Ago
Replies: 4,699
Views: 1,778,214
6 Is Your SPORTSTER...
Last Post: Folkie
Posted On: 13 Hours Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 2,515
0 Do you blip the throttle when downshifting?
Last Post: Kbetts
Posted On: 13 Hours Ago
Replies: 447
Views: 66,721
0 Poll: If you had to have a stock sporty, what would it be?
Last Post: oupa
Posted On: 14 Hours Ago
Replies: 574
Views: 163,739
0 78 primary chain adjustment bolt
Last Post: Iron Mike
Posted On: 14 Hours Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 339
0 Frontbrake upgrade - simple and cheap - how to will follow if there's any interest
Last Post: Yakcm2
Posted On: 14 Hours Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 480
0 Original sealant from HD for case halves
Last Post: 60Gunner
Posted On: 14 Hours Ago
Replies: 25
Views: 678
More...
Members Birthdays
pwssr, petefwa, skeeter883 (67), roadogette (66), khaskins (61), iriegnome (54), sportster808 (51), ironheadmax (49), matt275 (44), DJb (43), HDFirefighter (37)
Sponsored Links
Reply
 
Share Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 13th February 2018
sammittrue sammittrue is offline
Biker
 
Join Date: Feb 2018
Posts: 16
Sportster/Buell Model: X1 lightening
Sportster/Buell Year: 01
Reputation: 10
sammittrue is an unknown quantity at this point
Default 01 X1 lightening spark plug recommendations

Was going to order some plugs to go with the new ignition but realized I have no idea what plug to order. The Manuel calls for HD 10r12 but that would be an online thing and I like to use local stores when I can. Local part store recommend NGKDCPR8E but according to Google it should be NGKDCPR9EIX. what do you guys run in your X1?
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 13th February 2018
IXL2Relax's Avatar
IXL2Relax IXL2Relax is offline
XL FORUM TEAM MEMBER
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Let Freedom Ring in PA
Posts: 5,939
Sportster/Buell Model: Sportster 883►1200
Sportster/Buell Year: 1994
IXL2Relax has disabled reputation
Default

I use NGK DCPR7EIX in my 1994 883>1200 engine - I have Lightning heads on it...

I tried the DCPR8E regular plugs - the engine did not run as smooth...

Here's the NGK info on plug differences:
http://www.ngksparkplugs.com/about-ngk/spark-plug-101

IXL _ ___ _____ _______ >>>> My Build & Ride Reports Are Here <<<<
2 Relax
FREE XLForum Organized Tech Info - Check Out The Sportsterpedia
__________________
### The ride is more enjoyable to nowhere in particular! ###

Last edited by IXL2Relax; 13th February 2018 at 03:11..
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 13th February 2018
rocketmangb's Avatar
rocketmangb rocketmangb is offline
XL FORUM TEAM MEMBER
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: So Cal
Posts: 20,732
Sportster/Buell Model: XL1200C
Sportster/Buell Year: 2006
Sportster/Buell Model #2: XL1200C
Sportster/Buell Year #2: 2006
Other Motorcycle Model: 48 "Totalled" By a Douche
Other Motorcycle Year: 2012
Reputation: 3486308
rocketmangb has a reputation beyond reputerocketmangb has a reputation beyond reputerocketmangb has a reputation beyond reputerocketmangb has a reputation beyond reputerocketmangb has a reputation beyond reputerocketmangb has a reputation beyond reputerocketmangb has a reputation beyond reputerocketmangb has a reputation beyond reputerocketmangb has a reputation beyond reputerocketmangb has a reputation beyond reputerocketmangb has a reputation beyond repute
Default

"9'S" are pretty cold for the street
I run 8'S all the time
DCPR8EIX is fine
__________________
Thy Sportster Come
It Shall Be Done
On Earth as it is on Salt
2006 Sportster XL1250C
Hammer Sledge Heads 1.98X1.61 Valves
Hammer 600 Cams
Big Ass CP/Hammer Pistons
Mikuni HSR 45 /Hammer Billet Manifold (Now HSR 48)
Jetted 27.5 slow,182.5 Main
97 Needle,Clip posistion 3
Hurricane Flow 3" offset AC,Rocketman Mod
Daytona Twin Tec TC88A,Rico Scarecrow Map
Sumax Thundervolt plug wires,NGK DCPR8EIX spark plugs. Gapped .040 and Indexed
Cycle Electric Stator and Regulator
Alto Carbonite Clutch
Royal Purple 20W50 MC Primary oil
Patriot Defender Pipe
Royal Purple 20W50 MC Engine Oil
Napa 7148 oil filter
Max Power, 111.47
Max Torque, 84.39
Best 1/4 Mile ET to date 11.85
Best 1/4 Speed to date 115.14
Build by Jester Motorwerkz West
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 13th February 2018
sammittrue sammittrue is offline
Biker
 
Join Date: Feb 2018
Posts: 16
Sportster/Buell Model: X1 lightening
Sportster/Buell Year: 01
Reputation: 10
sammittrue is an unknown quantity at this point
Default

Saweet! I'll order the 8EIX's then. Thanks for the input fellas!
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 25th February 2018
sammittrue sammittrue is offline
Biker
 
Join Date: Feb 2018
Posts: 16
Sportster/Buell Model: X1 lightening
Sportster/Buell Year: 01
Reputation: 10
sammittrue is an unknown quantity at this point
Default

Well I got the ignition and filled down the two sides. It fit just like the OEM ignition, put the new plugs in, turned the key and get all the lights including nuetral and the check engine light plus I can hear the fuel pump but it just cranks. No start, only with starting fluid... Ran out of time so looks like I'm closer but not there yet. Hopefully I can find some time next week to tinker with it. But the ignition works great.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 25th February 2018
IXL2Relax's Avatar
IXL2Relax IXL2Relax is offline
XL FORUM TEAM MEMBER
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Let Freedom Ring in PA
Posts: 5,939
Sportster/Buell Model: Sportster 883►1200
Sportster/Buell Year: 1994
IXL2Relax has disabled reputation
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by sammittrue View Post
turned the key and get all the lights including nuetral and the check engine light plus I can hear the fuel pump but it just cranks. No start, only with starting fluid...
So - With the starting fluid, it did fire over and try to start? If so, that confirms spark - Did you take a compression check? I would...

That would leave the fuel supply -

ETA: Duh - EFI - Was the choke (enrichener, actually) on? Did you check that you had fuel flow to the carb?

IXL _ ___ _____ _______ >>>> My Build & Ride Reports Are Here <<<<
2 Relax
FREE XLForum Organized Tech Info - Check Out The Sportsterpedia

Last edited by IXL2Relax; 25th February 2018 at 18:33..
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 25th February 2018
sammittrue sammittrue is offline
Biker
 
Join Date: Feb 2018
Posts: 16
Sportster/Buell Model: X1 lightening
Sportster/Buell Year: 01
Reputation: 10
sammittrue is an unknown quantity at this point
Default

Correct it ran for a couple seconds with ether so yes it's for spark. Definitely a fuel issue. I put a Stethoscope to both injectors and couldn't hear them clicking.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 25th February 2018
sammittrue sammittrue is offline
Biker
 
Join Date: Feb 2018
Posts: 16
Sportster/Buell Model: X1 lightening
Sportster/Buell Year: 01
Reputation: 10
sammittrue is an unknown quantity at this point
Default

I just had it idling last week
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 25th February 2018
IXL2Relax's Avatar
IXL2Relax IXL2Relax is offline
XL FORUM TEAM MEMBER
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Let Freedom Ring in PA
Posts: 5,939
Sportster/Buell Model: Sportster 883►1200
Sportster/Buell Year: 1994
IXL2Relax has disabled reputation
Default

Maybe a loose connection to the injectors somewhere...

Front Injector Trigger = White/Yellow Wire
Rear Injector Trigger == Green/Gray

You can use the CEL to retrieve Diag Codes:
http://sportsterpedia.com/doku.php/t..._cel_diag_mode

But the Buell Codes are a little different:

CODE NO. - FAULT CONDITION ----------- RELEVANT TOPIC IN MANUAL

11 ------- Throttle position sensor -- 4.17 TROUBLE CODE 11
13 ------- Oxygen sensor ------------- 4.18 TROUBLE CODE 13
14 ------- Engine temperature sensor - 4.19 TROUBLE CODE 14
15 ------- Intake air temp sensor ---- 4.20 TROUBLE CODE 15
16 ------- Battery voltage ----------- 4.21 TROUBLE CODE 16
23 ------- Front fuel injector ------- 4.22 TROUBLE CODES 23 AND 32
24 ------- Front ignition coil ------- 4.23 TROUBLE CODES 24 AND 25
25 ------- Rear ignition coil -------- 4.23 TROUBLE CODES 24 AND 25
32 ------- Rear fuel injector -------- 4.22 TROUBLE CODES 23 AND 32
33 ------- Fuel pump ----------------- 4.24 TROUBLE CODE 33
35 ------- Tachometer ---------------- 4.25 TROUBLE CODE 35
44 ------- Bank angle sensor --------- 4.26 TROUBLE CODE 44
52, 53, 54, 55 --- ECM failure ------- 4.27 TROUBLE CODES 52, 53, 54 AND 55
56 ------- Cam sync failure ---------- 4.28 TROUBLE CODE 56



IXL _ ___ _____ _______ >>>> My Build & Ride Reports Are Here <<<<
2 Relax
FREE XLForum Organized Tech Info - Check Out The Sportsterpedia
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
  #10  
Old 25th February 2018
sammittrue sammittrue is offline
Biker
 
Join Date: Feb 2018
Posts: 16
Sportster/Buell Model: X1 lightening
Sportster/Buell Year: 01
Reputation: 10
sammittrue is an unknown quantity at this point
Default

Oh man that's some great info! Thanks for sharing!!!
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump



Sponsored Links
All times are GMT +1. The time now is 15:38.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
XL Forum® - Linson Media LLC