Fat Boy Mystery

Discussion in 'Softail Models' started by chip843, Mar 22, 2011.

  1. chip843

    chip843 New Member

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    I have a 2004 Fat Boy and all of a sudden after riding 2-3 miles it wil just die.By that I mean I will lose all electrical power, all guages, light etc.The bike will coast to a stop and by then guages will come back on, if I try to start it then nothing happens. I wait maybe 4-5 minutes then it will start and last another 2-3 miles. I stopped by the Harley shop and a service advisor said it could be the fuel regulator. I scatched my head on that one since I dont understand how that could cause the electrical to go out. So Iam asking for any help you can throw my way.
    Thanks:bigsmiley12::bigsmiley12:
     
  2. fin_676

    fin_676 Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    First point to check would be the battery cables are clean and tight at both ends of the cables so remove them clean with a wire brush both on the cables and where they mount to
    and re fit them
    always remove the - terminal first and replace last

    Brian
     
  3. Hoople

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    Sounds like a bad self reset-able circuit breaker. Check the schematics for placement of the Main CB. I would convert it to a Maxi Fuse if it was my bike. Those CB's are not the best choice for electrical protection. Those CB's put several HD mechanics kids through college I am sure....
     
  4. Bodeen

    Bodeen Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    I agree with Hoop here. "Resettable" being the key word.

    Bodeen