Got an ignition problem I think

Discussion in 'New Member Introduction' started by jahstchris, May 7, 2014.

  1. jahstchris

    jahstchris New Member

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    I'm Chris, from northern Ohio, joined your forum hopin someone has an idea whats goin on with my bike
    It's an 88 FLHTC when it hits a good sized bump in the road it will turn off, then right back on and backfire almost simultaneously. I'm thinkin something is up with the ignition,
    any ideas????????
    Thanks
     
  2. tourbox

    tourbox Senior Member

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    Welcome from So. Texas. I would check for a loose battery/bad connection. Check your cables carefully at both ends. Sounds more like a loose cable or wire somewhere.
    tourbox
     
  3. jahstchris

    jahstchris New Member

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    Yeah my brother thinkin it's a ground maybe, I did put a new battery in it and this started happenin
    and thanks
     
  4. tourbox

    tourbox Senior Member

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    That would be a good place to start then. Possibly a bad New battery. Keep us up to date.
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  5. jahstchris

    jahstchris New Member

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    Will do
    preciate ya
     
  6. fin_676

    fin_676 Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    Welcome to the forum
    A poor connection to a battery cable can cause your issue often it is best to remove both cables clean both ends and re fit

    Brian
     
  7. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    Welcome to The forum, Torbox and Brian have given you good info, I would add that if your problem was not there before you worked on the battery, you may have found your answer. Good luck and please check back in. Take a look at thr self help section for tips Harley Davidson Forums Have a look here and check your system out, poor connections can wreak havoc with a charging system
     
  8. rhino 2

    rhino 2 Active Member

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    Mechanic's 101.... Go back to the last thing you worked on...
     
  9. Joyflyin

    Joyflyin Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator

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    Welcome aboard, glad to have you here. :ws
     
  10. SledDog

    SledDog Senior Member Staff Member Moderator

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    Welcome!