03 Softtail cutting out

Discussion in 'Softail Models' started by nmfatboy, Feb 27, 2011.

  1. nmfatboy

    nmfatboy Member

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    I have a 2003 Fatboy FI. Occasionally, I will be cruising at around 50-60 mph and the bike just cuts out. Electrically. Its like the bike turns off. It always starts right up after I kick it in neutral, but its irritating. Anyone else had this problem? Fixes?
     
  2. dbmg

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    Do you have anymore specific info. What type of mods on bike, was a check engine light on at any time, what was the last service or upgrade done and how long has this been going on?????
     
  3. nmfatboy

    nmfatboy Member

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    No ck engine light. Has not happened for few months. Only mod is upgraded exhaust.
     
  4. Hoople

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    irritating and Dangerous. As dbmg said, need more info unless you want a list a mile long on things it could be.

    If it starts back up, a current check engine light will not be on. But a possibly a historical code could be set. You have to hand check it.
     
  5. Dave Kincaid

    Dave Kincaid New Member

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    My '01 did this and it turned out to be a combination of the main circut breaker, then eventually a new ECM (Electronic Control Module), to the tune of over $500.00.
     
  6. nmfatboy

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    Ouch! Hope I can get it resolved for less than that
     
  7. NEWHD74FAN

    NEWHD74FAN Experienced Member Retired Moderators

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    When you say it cuts out electrically, are you saying all the lights go out (not even the turn signals function, including the dash lights? Is your bike equipped with Security Alarm system? Have you checked for Diagnostic Trouble Codes? Have you checked the inlet corrogated fuel line hoses in the tank? Sometimes "dead" is not truly...:s
     
  8. gator508

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    My sportster had similar symptoms once, took it to the dealer under warranty and they said the positve battery cable was loose, they tightened it up, never happened again.
     
  9. moto mundo

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    check the positive and negative connections to the battery and frame. and if your bike have a 40 amp. circuit braker change it for a 50 amp.
     
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    ...?. Why