The Sportster and Buell Motorcycle Forum - The XLFORUM®
 

Go Back   The Sportster and Buell Motorcycle Forum - The XLFORUM® > SPORTSTER MOTORCYCLE FORUM > Sportster Motorcycle Electrical > Sportster Motorcycle Electrical and Ignition
XLF Blogs XLF Arcade XLF Disclaimer/Privacy Statement/Terms Of Use

Active Threads
0 What did you do for your sporty Today?
Last Post: ChinCactus
Posted On: 13 Minutes Ago
Replies: 6,117
Views: 777,135
0 Alternator/generator Conversion
Last Post: saddlebagrail
Posted On: 26 Minutes Ago
Replies: 129
Views: 68,288
0 Power Loss At Sustained High RPMs
Last Post: Bigshankhank
Posted On: 30 Minutes Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 456
0 Hot Rods, Rat Rods, and Customs.
Last Post: Stairman
Posted On: 54 Minutes Ago
Replies: 3,517
Views: 415,043
0 Official XL Forum Random Image Thread (NO NUDITY!)
Last Post: Stairman
Posted On: 58 Minutes Ago
Replies: 44,347
Views: 6,960,984
0 Hottie of the day, no nudity.
Last Post: Stairman
Posted On: 1 Hour Ago
Replies: 12,191
Views: 1,112,600
0 how many run baffles, run open, or just run stock
Last Post: a-sad-anorak
Posted On: 1 Hour Ago
Replies: 411
Views: 93,591
0 2020 Sportster?
Last Post: NLXL
Posted On: 1 Hour Ago
Replies: 28
Views: 1,191
7 I met a living legend.
Last Post: Stairman
Posted On: 1 Hour Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 1,517
0 Crusty's Travels
Last Post: Stairman
Posted On: 1 Hour Ago
Replies: 2,276
Views: 286,088
0 PLEASE READ THIS Before You Post In 'The BUY - SELL - TRADE Zone'!
Last Post: Folkie
Posted On: 1 Hour Ago
Replies: 1
Views: 632
0 looking to swap mids for forwards
Last Post: Folkie
Posted On: 1 Hour Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 127
0 rattles like a can of bolts
Last Post: smilinbrad
Posted On: 1 Hour Ago
Replies: 0
Views: 21
0 `83 XLX rebuid and questions thread
Last Post: iNSaNeSHaNe
Posted On: 2 Hours Ago
Replies: 149
Views: 11,528
0 Occasional carb spit back, am I missing something?
Last Post: Serious Blac
Posted On: 2 Hours Ago
Replies: 25
Views: 895
7 Oldest Motorcycle You've Owned
Last Post: Glamazon
Posted On: 2 Hours Ago
Replies: 56
Views: 2,913
0 What jets do you use?
Last Post: 60Gunner
Posted On: 3 Hours Ago
Replies: 244
Views: 77,543
0 Peanut, 3.3 or 4.5 gas tank ?
Last Post: 83XLX
Posted On: 3 Hours Ago
Replies: 222
Views: 63,521
0 This is gonna hurt.
Last Post: Graywolf
Posted On: 4 Hours Ago
Replies: 7,686
Views: 1,514,166
0 WTF is it with these F'n rocker cover leaks!
Last Post: 60Gunner
Posted On: 6 Hours Ago
Replies: 94
Views: 1,242
0 Can you Drown a Sportster ???
Last Post: IXL2Relax
Posted On: 7 Hours Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 597
0 Clutchlite ramps with pictures
Last Post: rocketmangb
Posted On: 7 Hours Ago
Replies: 27
Views: 4,823
0 For Sale: SE Race Ignition Tuner 32124-04B/Stock ICM
Last Post: 60Gunner
Posted On: 7 Hours Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 304
0 Cold Start. Then stall
Last Post: IXL2Relax
Posted On: 7 Hours Ago
Replies: 1
Views: 98
0 KT - 2019 - Done Riding - Not Hardly
Last Post: sportsterpaul
Posted On: 7 Hours Ago
Replies: 83
Views: 8,077
0 Clutch issues
Last Post: IXL2Relax
Posted On: 7 Hours Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 147
0 75 XLH Bendix Carb Spitting Gas - Video
Last Post: iNSaNeSHaNe
Posted On: 7 Hours Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 534
0 Brake Line Part Number ?
Last Post: iNSaNeSHaNe
Posted On: 8 Hours Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 256
0 This week on Craig's list
Last Post: Bwf347
Posted On: 8 Hours Ago
Replies: 4,182
Views: 481,347
0 Tire cupping
Last Post: LLOYD883
Posted On: 9 Hours Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 247
More...
Members Birthdays
merc, schvamf (47), MikeLightnin, o2man98 (39), Toadz (31), WingNut15B (31)
Tags
1200, electrical, sportster, starter, xlh

Sponsored Links
Reply
 
Share Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 9th March 2016
Mojave3555 Mojave3555 is offline
Biker
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Posts: 1
Sportster/Buell Model: xlh1200
Sportster/Buell Year: 2003
Reputation: 10
Mojave3555 is an unknown quantity at this point
Default 2003 XLH 1200 stater keeps cranking

i recently aqquired an XLH with ape hangers and when i turn the key everything is normal but when i put the kill switch to the "run" position the bike cranks like im pressing the start button but will not start because there is no spark can anyone help?
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 9th March 2016
Graywolf's Avatar
Graywolf Graywolf is offline
XL FORUM LIFE MEMBER
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Shack in Florida swamp
Posts: 2,211
Sportster/Buell Model: XLH 1200
Sportster/Buell Year: 1998
Sportster/Buell Model #2: XL 883/1200 conversion
Sportster/Buell Year #2: 2001
Other Motorcycle Model: 2nd 01 XLC
Other Motorcycle Year: 2001
Reputation: 6837683
Graywolf has a reputation beyond reputeGraywolf has a reputation beyond reputeGraywolf has a reputation beyond reputeGraywolf has a reputation beyond reputeGraywolf has a reputation beyond reputeGraywolf has a reputation beyond reputeGraywolf has a reputation beyond reputeGraywolf has a reputation beyond reputeGraywolf has a reputation beyond reputeGraywolf has a reputation beyond reputeGraywolf has a reputation beyond repute
Default

Look for pinched wires in the right handlebar button cover.
__________________
Graywolf
I used to be sane, but I am better now.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 10th March 2016
bustert's Avatar
bustert bustert is offline
XL FORUM TEAM MEMBER
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 9,327
Sportster/Buell Model: 1200s
Sportster/Buell Year: 2001
Sportster/Buell Model #2: xlch
Sportster/Buell Year #2: 1974
Reputation: 2393179
bustert has a reputation beyond reputebustert has a reputation beyond reputebustert has a reputation beyond reputebustert has a reputation beyond reputebustert has a reputation beyond reputebustert has a reputation beyond reputebustert has a reputation beyond reputebustert has a reputation beyond reputebustert has a reputation beyond reputebustert has a reputation beyond reputebustert has a reputation beyond repute
Default

if I remember right, power to on/off, power jumped to start button, only operates when in run position, could be starter button or cross wired
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 10th March 2016
sportsterdoc's Avatar
sportsterdoc sportsterdoc is offline
Senior Master Custom Bike Builder
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Mojave Desert
Posts: 13,250
Sportster/Buell Model: 1200S
Sportster/Buell Year: 2002
Sportster/Buell Model #2: XLH883
Sportster/Buell Year #2: 2003
Reputation: 5408188
sportsterdoc has a reputation beyond reputesportsterdoc has a reputation beyond reputesportsterdoc has a reputation beyond reputesportsterdoc has a reputation beyond reputesportsterdoc has a reputation beyond reputesportsterdoc has a reputation beyond reputesportsterdoc has a reputation beyond reputesportsterdoc has a reputation beyond reputesportsterdoc has a reputation beyond reputesportsterdoc has a reputation beyond reputesportsterdoc has a reputation beyond repute
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by bustert View Post
if I remember right, power to on/off, power jumped to start button, only operates when in run position, could be starter button or cross wired
You passed the memory test...you may now pass Go and collect $200!

Yes, stop/run powers start switch.
In this case the w/bk from the stop/run may be pinched to the bk/r to the starter...or the start button contacts may be fused together.
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



Sponsored Links
All times are GMT +1. The time now is 12:14.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
XL Forum® - Linson Media LLC