05 glide with efi will not start

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  1. gcaughlin

    gcaughlin New Member

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    Hi all from Washington State! I have an 05 electra glide with 92,000 miles on it. Put gas in the other day and a half a mile later it died and would not start. it sputtered backfired, tachometer was all over the place. I let it sit for a day, rode it around the block and then it died in the driveway.

    I replaced the fuel filter cannister, thinking it must be that. Fuel Pump comes on, bike turns over, but no start. Am thinking it is the fuel pump, but since i hear it come on I am not sure how to rule it in or rule it out as the source of the problem. Everything else seems okay.

    Any ideas and suggesitons would be welcome!

    Happy 4th!
     
  2. Dr. Dolittle

    Dr. Dolittle Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    Had you ridden problem free until putting the gas in? Was there old gas in the tank? Had the bike sat for a long time? Your comment about the tach being all over the place - was the engine matching the tach or was it just the gauge? What was the last maintenance or mod that you did to the bike?
     
  3. Jeff Klarich

    Jeff Klarich Well-Known Member Contributor

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    Welcome to the forum. Have you checked to see if it threw any codes? That would be the place to start.
     
  4. Bodeen

    Bodeen Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    Does the fuel pump continue to run or does it stop after you turn it on?
     
  5. STEVE07

    STEVE07 Well-Known Member Staff Member Super Moderators

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    Open your gas cap before you turn on the ignition then turn it on and see if the fuel in your tank is almost frothing when the fuel pump starts. If so your high pressure line has ruptured.
     
  6. tourbox

    tourbox Senior Member

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    Welcome from So. Texas. The above post are good starting points.
    tourbox
     
  7. Jack Klarich

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  8. Joyflyin

    Joyflyin Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator

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    Welcome aboard, glad to have you here. :ws
     
  9. BUBBIE

    BUBBIE Well-Known Member

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    Welcome to HDTalking...

    My check approach would be: Turn on ignition...

    Use the on-off handlebar kill switch... Perform this with gas cap Off for better Listening...

    Flip the kill switch ON watch for the pre-light and listen for the fuel pump Cycle on... Turn off switch count a Full ten seconds...

    Flip on the kill switch again and IF the pump PUMPS again, the fuel line probably has a hole in it... Not holding pressure tells you that it is leaking out...

    Pressure should Hold on the second 10 second try and pump should not run... If it does, you found the problem...

    Just My Way

    signed....BUBBIE
     
  10. TampaFatboy

    TampaFatboy Banned

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    I learn something everyday :newsmile045: