Bike won't start

Discussion in 'Electrical' started by raybnxny, Nov 24, 2012.

  1. raybnxny

    raybnxny Member

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    Bike won't start. Here is what I have tried
    I have new batteries in FOB and bike. Security lock flashes.When I turn switch to ignition nothing happens. No lights!!! Doesn't recognize FOB. Will not allow me to input over ride code. If I press button on side of speedometer I get the total miles on bike and clock. That is all the response I get. Tried everything. Ready to have it towed to mechanic. Any suggestions? 2008 Softail Deluxe.

    Tried the sequence but o dashes appear. New FOB batterys installed and stil no good.
    Any suggestions? My bike is dead. Good batery.
     
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  2. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    Alarms and Security Related Issues - Harley Davidson Community Start reading here, Welcome to The Forum Your Fob may need to go thru a relearn
     
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  3. Hoople

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    The light have nothing to do with FOB security. You need to get the lights to come on 1st. Check fuses with a meter. It could be a bad ignition switch or blown fuse.
     
  4. raybnxny

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    All fuses are good. This happened before. Would not start same condition. Then all of a sudden it started and was fine ever since. Could duplicate. It may wel be an intermittent ignition switch. Do't know how else to test before towing it to my mechanic.
     
  5. Hoople

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    The fuses have access holes on each side for testing while installed.. With the ignition switch turned ON, do you read 12 volts on each side of the "ignition" fuse.
     
  6. raybnxny

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    Yes 12 volts. Just noticed.....I left the FOB in the house and tried proping p the bike and starting it and the lights flashed as if no FOB present.
     
  7. The Prophet

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    Does it make any sense to completely disconnect the Bikes 12 V battery, wait about ten minutes, then reconnect? Kind of like a "Re-Boot"?

    Bob
     
  8. raybnxny

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    My bad No 12 volts on each side of ignition fuse.

    Tried that. Tok battery to Auto Zone for testing. Battery checks out god.
     
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  9. Hoople

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    With the ignition switch ON,
    1) you do not have 12 volts on either side of the ignition fuse
    2) you have 12 volts across the battery
    3) the Maxi fuse (or main breaker) is good

    Most likely reason is the ignition switch is bad.
    I don't have the schematic in front of me but I think by 2006, HD was using Maxi fuses and not circuit breakers
     
  10. raybnxny

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    I will check o all those items and will update as to what was the problem. Thank you for your help. Greatly appreciated. Ride Safe.