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For the same effort as installing points you could upgrade to a modern electronic ignition like the Ultima.
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For the same effort as installing points you could upgrade to a modern electronic ignition like the Ultima.
To be honest I'm so frustrated the fact it ran perfectly now nothing, a new electronic ignition didn't even enter my head
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For the same effort as installing points you could upgrade to a modern electronic ignition like the Ultima.
To be honest I'm so frustrated the fact it ran perfectly now nothing, a new electronic ignition didn't even enter my head
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I looked this up on interwab, but found directions a little
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Coil test notes use the jumper. I’ve added other notes for some module tests. I took these notes about 30 years ago but I don’t usually work on the newer HD’s such as yours, but I know in the past I have followed these to the letter with good results.
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IXL2Relax and SporsterDoc are well versed in elec. Perhaps they can clean up the test directions if they are unclear. Sportsterpedia have anything?
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Have you verified you still have stock ign components?
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Sportsterpedia have anything?
Here's the Sportsterpedia section on the Ironhead Igntions:
http://sportsterpedia.com/doku.php/techtalk:ih:engctl01

Here's the Coil Testing section - although for the EVO models, the basics apply to the Electronic ignition of the Ironheads as well:

Sportsterpedia - Coil Info & Testing

Make sure all your ground connections are secure & check them with a meter.

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thanks for the info i will check later today
yes i have a stock electronic ignition,im away to buy a new battery later today well to exchange the brand new one i got last june as its saying fully charged on my charger but only turns my engine twice before needing to charge,ive a feeling that aint helping much
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