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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

Report back the actual voltage numbers...


This Sportsterpedia section is on the Switches & Lights:
http://sportsterpedia.com/doku.php/techtalk:evo:elec03

You can check out the wiring for the brake switches:
http://sportsterpedia.com/doku.php/t...h_-_front_rear

The headlight:
http://sportsterpedia.com/doku.php/t...ec03#headlight

The Run/Turn/Brake module:
http://sportsterpedia.com/doku.php/t...3#turn_signals
(see the 2007-2013 section)


Here are some threads on How-To Eliminate TSM - Or Replace TSSM with TSM
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http://xlforum.net/forums/showthread.php?t=573200


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Report back the actual voltage numbers...
Yes, we need numbers as we have two contradictory statements that don't add up.

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..It tends to sputter and cut fuel. I can work with it and ride it that way for a bit before it'll drain the battery...
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...I’ve tested the battery and it’s good, and it’s reads well with the voltmeter when it’s running...
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That was taken on I-80 just outside Winnemucca. That was about the halfway point. The bike now resides with me in Sacramento. So if there's anyone local to me here I'm happy to provide pizza and beer.
I just did a second job up in Tracy. Never planned to travel that far for jobs, but good old customer and no way to say no. There is another one coming up, but I don't know the schedule yet. Nice countryside up there.
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Also in case you were wondering what the bike looks like, here's what she looked like the day I picked her up.



https://ibb.co/8DSSf2H

Looks a little different now. I cut and shaped the cam cover. Cut and shaped the controls where the brake reservoir would normally mount (sorry Roland Sands) and painted them texture black to match the cases.
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