the motor turns over but it will not fire. I need help

Discussion in 'Electrical' started by lewis, Jul 17, 2011.

  1. lewis

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    I was out rideing the bike just stalled out and now the bike will not start at all. The starter motor dose try to turn the bike over. I did check the battery and it is only 4 mo old. I have power to every thing. I did checked the whole wire harness. I did look at the spark plugs and the coil packs. The voltage regulator was replaced and the generator was repaired back in april of 2011. I am still have problems and I am not sure what else I may need to check. Can any one please help me? I am going nuts trying to find this problem.
     
  2. Jack Klarich

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    So, do you have spark at the plugs and fuel? Any new mods to the bike? Is this an older points triggered ignition?
     
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  5. lewis

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    Thank you, Jack and how are you today. I have electronic ignition and I do not have a magneto or points. I did put a test light to both coil packs and both coils did light up. My bike has 2 spark plugs per cylinder head. So I am thinking that maybe my plug wires and plugs may need to be replaced.

    Thanks,Glider. I did look there but it was not helpful. There is not a thing on 77 IRONHEAD XL , XLCH no wire digrams what so ever. I know I have a very hard bike to find out any thing about it any were LOL. But I am still going nuts with this.
     
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  6. lewis

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    Thank you every one :D

    A frened of mine gave me a number to a buddy of his that runs a Harley shop. The guy at the shop told me to remove the electronic pickup from the timeing cover. I did that and found thing that looks like a drum that was broken off from the crank shaftthat is held in place with a bolt. The guy ar the shop said that is what is wrong with the bike and that it would cost about $5.00 to replace it. GOD bless and I hope that this may help some one with there Harley.