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Default Won't start

Cant get my 01 sporty to start. Replaced coil. Nothing. But I accidentally touched spark plug wire to head seeing if getting spark and it backfired.
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See post one of this thread, then advise what testing you have already done.

http://xlforum.net/forums/showthread...986193&page=12

BAS and ignition module bypass tests recommended if battery voltage while cranking is nirmal.
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How do I bypass ignition module?
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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

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


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How do I bypass ignition module?
See the link in post 2
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Here's the Sportsterpedia section on the Coil & Testing:
http://sportsterpedia.com/doku.php/t...-_specs_checks

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Thank you, I will check it after work
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If it has been sitting for a few months (i.e. winter) try a new set of spark plugs. Mine is always hard to start in the spring and it works for me every year.
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Does anyone have just a basic wiring diagram for 01 sportster? Have followed threads and all that is there is an ironhead diagram.
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Put your VIN number in here......

https://serviceinfo.harley-davidson....cle/lookupForm
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