Bike shutting down

Discussion in 'Engine, Fuel and Exhaust' started by todsho, Apr 18, 2013.

  1. todsho

    todsho Member

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    Ok...one problem fixed...now another one :wall
    On my way home from work, my bike started cutting out. The tach needle falls to zero and bike shuts down. It will eventually come back to life with a bang! It happens speratically. A couple tims I had to pull off the road..died completely. Fired right back up and off I went. Could this be a bad pick up coil since the tach needle falls to zero when it cuts out? Its just like I turned the ignition off.
    Its a 92 evo big twin FLHTC. There is no loss of power and when I got home, I left the bike idle for 30 min with no problem. I pulled the derby cover and noticed the plastic that covers the pickup is kind of soft and melting. I tapped it and wiggled the wires but still ran. I pulled all of the connectors and checked for corrosion and all are fine...any ideas on what to check..thanx
     
  2. tourbox

    tourbox Senior Member

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    You may want to ck. all your battery cable connections.
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  3. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    Indeed it could, try leaving the cover off next time it happens, the cool air helps with thermal break down, this is not a new problem, it plagued alot of early V fire electronic ignitions
     
  4. Breeze3at

    Breeze3at Well-Known Member

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    There was a ignition switch recall/replace on mid 90's FLH's. The symptoms were just like switching off. It's kind of slim that your's didn't get replaced, and lasted this long, but maybe worth checking.
     
  5. todsho

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    Thanx for the input..it did this once last year but that was it till recently..looks likei will replace the pickup and go from there after checking battery cables..
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    Yes...my ignition was replaced and i also did check for loose connections and such but all seemed fine there.
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