The Sportster and Buell Motorcycle Forum - The XLFORUM®
 

Go Back   The Sportster and Buell Motorcycle Forum - The XLFORUM® > SPORTSTER MOTORCYCLE FORUM > Sportster Motorcycle Era Specific and Model Specific > Frame Mount EVO Sportster Talk (1986-2003 models)
XLF Blogs XLF Arcade XLF Disclaimer/Privacy Statement/Terms Of Use

Notices

Active Threads
0 Massachusetts 2022
Last Post: mick42
Posted On: 9 Minutes Ago
Replies: 129
Views: 7,202
0 Axe's Harley History K/XL, FL, & Choppers vids
Last Post: axe
Posted On: 32 Minutes Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 427
0 New here
Last Post: ChinCactus
Posted On: 36 Minutes Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 280
0 Keep & Kill
Last Post: Crusty
Posted On: 53 Minutes Ago
Replies: 29,949
Views: 1,760,610
0 Hottie of the day, no nudity.
Last Post: joes95bobber
Posted On: 1 Hour Ago
Replies: 37,992
Views: 4,787,688
0 Allegheny National Park III
Last Post: mick42
Posted On: 1 Hour Ago
Replies: 252
Views: 29,471
0 Official XL Forum Random Image Thread (NO NUDITY!)
Last Post: Crusty
Posted On: 2 Hours Ago
Replies: 54,847
Views: 9,357,098
0 Snippets
Last Post: Glamazon
Posted On: 2 Hours Ago
Replies: 700
Views: 104,867
0 What song do you have stuck in your head?
Last Post: lehel
Posted On: 2 Hours Ago
Replies: 2,575
Views: 301,416
0 What did you do for your sporty Today?
Last Post: lehel
Posted On: 2 Hours Ago
Replies: 8,033
Views: 1,481,934
0 My 1968 XLCH
Last Post: thefrenchowl
Posted On: 4 Hours Ago
Replies: 161
Views: 34,409
0 alternator
Last Post: Kit352
Posted On: 5 Hours Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 231
0 drum brake pivot question
Last Post: Kit352
Posted On: 5 Hours Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 249
0 This week on Craig's list
Last Post: Tim The Grim
Posted On: 9 Hours Ago
Replies: 5,459
Views: 948,417
0 Sportster Oil Pressure and Dynamics
Last Post: Hippysmack
Posted On: 15 Hours Ago
Replies: 359
Views: 23,268
0 what brand of spark plug do you use?
Last Post: brucstoudt
Posted On: 15 Hours Ago
Replies: 355
Views: 101,783
0 Latest toy arrived... 1967 Sportster XLB
Last Post: brucstoudt
Posted On: 16 Hours Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 771
0 Food porn
Last Post: Stairman
Posted On: 17 Hours Ago
Replies: 2,853
Views: 738,619
0 Hot Rods, Rat Rods, and Customs.
Last Post: Stairman
Posted On: 17 Hours Ago
Replies: 5,328
Views: 1,196,228
0 8-Hour OG Nightster Make-Over: Over 20 Parts - 1 RAD Sporty!
Last Post: DK Custom
Posted On: 18 Hours Ago
Replies: 0
Views: 77
0 KT - 2022 - Show A Little Backbone
Last Post: IXL2Relax
Posted On: 19 Hours Ago
Replies: 44
Views: 6,907
0 Need help tuning VM38
Last Post: 80HDXLS
Posted On: 20 Hours Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 633
0 61st birthday road trip, 23/10/18-25/10/18
Last Post: sportsterpaul
Posted On: 23 Hours Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 323
0 "S" model specific Q&A
Last Post: Buellbomb
Posted On: 1 Day Ago
Replies: 2,120
Views: 482,045
0 Stock vs. Modified (Stage 1)
Last Post: IXL2Relax
Posted On: 1 Day Ago
Replies: 300
Views: 118,257
0 Shovster build take2
Last Post: billeuze
Posted On: 1 Day Ago
Replies: 327
Views: 47,868
0 1972 Build thread please subscribe
Last Post: Gold Member
Posted On: 1 Day Ago
Replies: 179
Views: 28,935
0 Installing cams
Last Post: doodah man
Posted On: 1 Day Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 362
0 Clutch Went Out of Adjustment
Last Post: wedge
Posted On: 1 Day Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 390
0 Compression test Q
Last Post: Doc308
Posted On: 1 Day Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 444
More...
Members Birthdays
FORCE50 (70), marcus (57), gardkarlsen (52), dhoppe1 (44), Hagen (44), tdyer55 (40)
Reply
 
Share Thread Tools Display Modes
  #11  
Old 14th May 2022
Fivecats's Avatar
Fivecats Fivecats is offline
XL FORUM TEAM MEMBER
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Kelso, Washington
Posts: 451
Sportster/Buell Model: XLCH
Sportster/Buell Year: '68
Sportster/Buell Model #2: FXR
Sportster/Buell Year #2: '89
Other Motorcycle Model: R50/5
Other Motorcycle Year: '73
Reputation: 1032635
Fivecats has a reputation beyond reputeFivecats has a reputation beyond reputeFivecats has a reputation beyond reputeFivecats has a reputation beyond reputeFivecats has a reputation beyond reputeFivecats has a reputation beyond reputeFivecats has a reputation beyond reputeFivecats has a reputation beyond reputeFivecats has a reputation beyond reputeFivecats has a reputation beyond reputeFivecats has a reputation beyond repute
Default

The battery cables can corrode up inside the housing, unseen, just above the crimp connection. Give them a good twist & pull, may just pull apart.

If there is nothing when the start button is pushed, give the starter relay a thump with your finger.

Had starting troubles with my 883, it was hit or miss . While servicing another Sportster I swapped the relays. Two days later the guy calls, no joy with the bike starting. "Thump the relay" I tell him. The bike started {as it should}... hero.
__________________
Disclaimer... "Of course, this isn't always the case across the board because it always depends on multiple factors"
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 14th May 2022
rejeanprimeau's Avatar
rejeanprimeau rejeanprimeau is offline
XL FORUM TEAM MEMBER
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: On a farm
Posts: 6,974
Sportster/Buell Model: XL77.2R
Sportster/Buell Year: 2006
Reputation: 4820903
rejeanprimeau has a reputation beyond reputerejeanprimeau has a reputation beyond reputerejeanprimeau has a reputation beyond reputerejeanprimeau has a reputation beyond reputerejeanprimeau has a reputation beyond reputerejeanprimeau has a reputation beyond reputerejeanprimeau has a reputation beyond reputerejeanprimeau has a reputation beyond reputerejeanprimeau has a reputation beyond reputerejeanprimeau has a reputation beyond reputerejeanprimeau has a reputation beyond repute
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Fivecats View Post
The battery cables can corrode up inside the housing, unseen, just above the crimp connection. Give them a good twist & pull, may just pull apart.

If there is nothing when the start button is pushed, give the starter relay a thump with your finger.

Had starting troubles with my 883, it was hit or miss . While servicing another Sportster I swapped the relays. Two days later the guy calls, no joy with the bike starting. "Thump the relay" I tell him. The bike started {as it should}... hero.
I hope this guy never go to your dishonest garage no more. At least don't post what you did to him.
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 15th May 2022
Fivecats's Avatar
Fivecats Fivecats is offline
XL FORUM TEAM MEMBER
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Kelso, Washington
Posts: 451
Sportster/Buell Model: XLCH
Sportster/Buell Year: '68
Sportster/Buell Model #2: FXR
Sportster/Buell Year #2: '89
Other Motorcycle Model: R50/5
Other Motorcycle Year: '73
Reputation: 1032635
Fivecats has a reputation beyond reputeFivecats has a reputation beyond reputeFivecats has a reputation beyond reputeFivecats has a reputation beyond reputeFivecats has a reputation beyond reputeFivecats has a reputation beyond reputeFivecats has a reputation beyond reputeFivecats has a reputation beyond reputeFivecats has a reputation beyond reputeFivecats has a reputation beyond reputeFivecats has a reputation beyond repute
Default

Oh pshaw!
What was done was actually brilliant... simply swapping of parts to determine the trouble.
Also, he learned something simple that might help himself & others down the road.
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 15th May 2022
rejeanprimeau's Avatar
rejeanprimeau rejeanprimeau is offline
XL FORUM TEAM MEMBER
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: On a farm
Posts: 6,974
Sportster/Buell Model: XL77.2R
Sportster/Buell Year: 2006
Reputation: 4820903
rejeanprimeau has a reputation beyond reputerejeanprimeau has a reputation beyond reputerejeanprimeau has a reputation beyond reputerejeanprimeau has a reputation beyond reputerejeanprimeau has a reputation beyond reputerejeanprimeau has a reputation beyond reputerejeanprimeau has a reputation beyond reputerejeanprimeau has a reputation beyond reputerejeanprimeau has a reputation beyond reputerejeanprimeau has a reputation beyond reputerejeanprimeau has a reputation beyond repute
Default

Then next time they can swap YOUR engine that has only 15000 miles with one with 250000 miles and laughs when you say your engine feel sluggish.

Parts swapping is the biggest no no in motorcycle shops.

Please don't ask me to be your friend.
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 17th May 2022
Fivecats's Avatar
Fivecats Fivecats is offline
XL FORUM TEAM MEMBER
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Kelso, Washington
Posts: 451
Sportster/Buell Model: XLCH
Sportster/Buell Year: '68
Sportster/Buell Model #2: FXR
Sportster/Buell Year #2: '89
Other Motorcycle Model: R50/5
Other Motorcycle Year: '73
Reputation: 1032635
Fivecats has a reputation beyond reputeFivecats has a reputation beyond reputeFivecats has a reputation beyond reputeFivecats has a reputation beyond reputeFivecats has a reputation beyond reputeFivecats has a reputation beyond reputeFivecats has a reputation beyond reputeFivecats has a reputation beyond reputeFivecats has a reputation beyond reputeFivecats has a reputation beyond reputeFivecats has a reputation beyond repute
Default

Thanx for the idea, Buddy... that shall be my next scheme.
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 17th May 2022
Fivecats's Avatar
Fivecats Fivecats is offline
XL FORUM TEAM MEMBER
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Kelso, Washington
Posts: 451
Sportster/Buell Model: XLCH
Sportster/Buell Year: '68
Sportster/Buell Model #2: FXR
Sportster/Buell Year #2: '89
Other Motorcycle Model: R50/5
Other Motorcycle Year: '73
Reputation: 1032635
Fivecats has a reputation beyond reputeFivecats has a reputation beyond reputeFivecats has a reputation beyond reputeFivecats has a reputation beyond reputeFivecats has a reputation beyond reputeFivecats has a reputation beyond reputeFivecats has a reputation beyond reputeFivecats has a reputation beyond reputeFivecats has a reputation beyond reputeFivecats has a reputation beyond reputeFivecats has a reputation beyond repute
Default

"Just not sure after replacing the ignition and light circuit breakers why the bike would exhibit a no start similar to bad CB?"

Electronic ignitions are a "modern marvel". However, they are mass produced. ESD https://r.search.yahoo.com/_ylt=AwrU...papGPZmyKA-can can damage an item so it will appear, test OK but may exhibit inconsistent performance.
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



All times are GMT +1. The time now is 14:40.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
XL Forum® - Linson Media LLC