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Just on the '07 - '09s, you mean? Mind you, my mate had an '07 883 Low, and never had a 'fuse issue'.
Yeah, as this is a thread on the 07 fuel pump I figured it would be understood I meant 07s, though I'm sure you're correct... those in parts of Arizona might have the moisture evaporate quickly enough after a rain and save them the dielectric grease every year.
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07, 50K no fuel pump problems- clutch, rocker cover gaskets, voltage regulator and other minor issues, but so far no fuel pump (Opps, I probably just jinked myself)
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Mine makes weird noise every now and then. I put a spare in my saddlebag when going for a trip.
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Mine will squeal on start-up after sitting for a month or more. I am considering replacing my fuel pump on my 2012 Custom. How big of a job is it? Can it be done with the gas tank left on the bike? Thank you!
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Mine will squeal on start-up after sitting for a month or more. I am considering replacing my fuel pump on my 2012 Custom. How big of a job is it? Can it be done with the gas tank left on the bike? Thank you!
Not sure why you would want to replace the fuel pump (that start up squeal after sitting is normal, all mine do that). Depending on the miles, you may consider replacing the fuel filter.

But, replacing the fuel pump isn't difficult (same with the fuel filter). I would remove the gas tank to do it, it's simply two bolts that hold it onto the frame. You have to remove the fuel line, overflow line, and wires either way. I've never even considered doing it without removing the tank. The tank should be nearly empty, but if you set it on it's side before unbolt the fuel pump, you could probably have quite a bit of fuel still in it. Just be careful handling the fuel tank with fuel in it (it sloshes around).
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I have intermittent issues with the bike as I ride over bumps.

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With intermittent issues I'd start with replacing the relay. Easy things first.
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Thanks for the reply. Turned out to be a faulty BAS. Bank angle sensor! (which is built into the TSM)

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Pump failed a few days after the warranty expired. Naturally Harley wouldn't cover. New pump ran $170.00 Put in myself. Battery failed same time. One year on the HD battery. Ordered a steel battery tray to replace the plastic garbage that came with the bike as the plastic tab that holds the side cover broke when the pos replacement clips failed again. Thing has been a problem since day one.
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And here we are in 2020 and I am doing the same!





Just picked up a 2007 883 low with 14,000 miles.

Not very well maintained..both sets of pads down to metal, and holes in the exhaust you could put your fist in.






Having random starting issues....Fuel pump sometimes buzzes for 2 seconds and bike runs, , sometimes for a second or less and bike will fire once and stop, sometimes not at all and bike will not fire. Turns over but does not fire.





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Keep reading the thread looking for a quick fix and getting pissed..
Exactly what I did too last night as I was packing up in the workshop. a few beers then nice bottle of red wine, did not solve my fuel problem, but I felt better for it





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TT322 – July 26, 2007 - 2007 XL Models with Discharged Batteries or Very Low Voltage

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Harley-Davidson has found some ’07 Sportsters where the batteries are going dead after a night of sitting. The root cause is water intrusion. Water can run down the harness, funnel into the fuse block area, and then bridge the system relay contacts. The system relay has constant power available on the 30 terminal.
When the system relay is activated, power goes to the ECM, and then the ECM sends power out to the IAC. The IAC will then run until the battery is fully discharged.
To prevent this issue, Electrical Contact Lubricant (p/n 99861-02) can be placed on the terminals and base of the system relay, and the receptacles at the fuse block. This will create a water barrier once the relay is installed into the fuse
block.
Motorcycles exhibiting this condition could also have corrosion present, and if necessary, should have the relay terminals and receptacles cleaned with a wire brush

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I didn't read all 24 pages of thread but........ So if your pump fails it may just be that cheap plastic hose inside.
I've learnt my lesson..I have read 26 pages, and checked the SP too ! I think my fuel pump issue may well be the electrical relay or fuse issue issue, or the wire crushing issue, but I have not seen mention of this cheap plastic hose before in this thread.

I think (bearing in mind the previous owners lack of maintenance) I will have to pull and flush the tank So when I pull the pump, is this a standard piece of pipe that can just be replaced with an off the shelf piece of higher spec pipe?



I was getting the error codes P0261 0263 and 1001, which all point too electrical too...So next job will be get the fuse block off.

I did look yesterday when changing the battery ...positive terminal was not actually bolted to the battery!
It was the wrong style a battery with the terminals the wrong way around ! The positive terminal had been pushed under the battery strap and up to the terminal. Pressure of the strap was holding the positive agains the battery terminal!

I looked at the fuse block, but could not quite see ...how does that fuse/relay block come out? is it screwed down or does it just un clip and pull out...or push in?
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