'94 883 running problem

Discussion in 'Sportster Models' started by 1fltri4me, Sep 14, 2008.

  1. 1fltri4me

    1fltri4me Member

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    Looking at a '94 883 to buy for my wife.
    When the engine is idling,the front cylinder is not firing very often.
    When the engine is shut down the front cyl. is not hot.
    I know it could be several things such as the plug,wiring,plug wire,coil and stator.
    Anything else?
    Does the stator control/time the fireing of the plugs?
    And if it may be the stator,how much do they cost?
    Thanks.
     
  2. Bud White

    Bud White Well-Known Member Retired Moderators

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    Stator is for charging doesnt control timing or firing of plugs just to recharge battery
     
  3. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    Could be an intake leak for the front cylinder.
    Like Bud said above, the stator is just for making power to charge the battery.
    I would be very cautious buying it unless it's diagnosed first as to what the problem is.
     
  4. 1fltri4me

    1fltri4me Member

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    OK,going to stay away from this one.Found another that is better.
     
    Last edited: Sep 15, 2008
  5. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    Good for you, don't buy something that is someone elses headaches unless you know what the problem is and what it takes to fix it.