Any Ideas 97 Road king

Discussion in 'Touring Models' started by lunarchild55, Sep 28, 2011.

  1. lunarchild55

    lunarchild55 New Member

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    We have a 97 flhri and have been having problems while we are driving with it dying. We have changed all relay switches and it still does it ..sometimes when trying to start it you have to push the starter over and over again before it will start then while driving the engine light comes on and it dies any ideas we think its something electrical ???
     
  2. dbmg

    dbmg Experienced Member

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    Start with the battery. Remove battery and have bench tested. Make sure battery cable connections are clean and secure. With known good battery check charging system of bike.
     
  3. Bodeen

    Bodeen Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    Fuel line in tank with holes in it? Does the fuel pump come on and then cut off or does it continue to run? I would check fuel pressure. Gas cap or tank vent unobstructed? Check that too, make sure the tank is venting. Previous upgrades or problems?
     
  4. Fritz

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    Sounds like a charging problem.Charge the battery slowly 1 amp or less if you can.Start the bike with seat off,rev bike to 2500 rpm,use a volt meter to see if you have 13.8 or above.If not follow tips here in this forum to test which part failed.Being a evo,check the regulator plug for good connection.The connector is one of Harleys worst ideas.
     
  5. dangerdan

    dangerdan Junior Member

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    I was justing checking the trouble shooting proceedure. It mentions fouled plugs or faulty ignition coil.