Turns over but will not start

Discussion in 'Touring Models' started by Sea Fox, Jun 7, 2011.

  1. Sea Fox

    Sea Fox New Member

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    My son ran my 2000 Ultra Glide out of gas (completely). After putting fresh gas in tank, I tried starting the bike several times. It turns over and sometimes backfires, but will not start. I sthere air in the injectors or something? HELP!

    Thanks, Patrick.
     
  2. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    The fuel pump will purge any air that could be in the injectors so I doubt that's the case. Possible the pump overheated and burnt out with no fuel in the tank if the ignition was on for any period of time.
    Can you hear the pump run after you filled it up and turned on the ignition?
     
  3. Sea Fox

    Sea Fox New Member

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    Yes, I can hear the pump running when I turn the key on.
     
  4. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    Harley Davidson Community have you checked for any codes yet?
     
  5. Bodeen

    Bodeen Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    Does it stop after awhile? or does it keep running?

    Bodeen
     
  6. btsom

    btsom Active Member

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    The lack of follow up suggests you got it running. However, as a suggestion, any time I open the fuel system on a car (usually replacing the fuel filter) I cycle the ignition on and off at least 3 times to try to prime the fuel system as fully as possible before starting the engine. So far, I have always gotten a smooth start and no missing. Perhaps that technique might help clear an air lock on your scooter.
     
  7. Sea Fox

    Sea Fox New Member

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    It runs for about 2 seconds and then stops.
     
  8. Sea Fox

    Sea Fox New Member

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    I sprayed starter fluid in the air intake, but that did not help. I checked both plugs and they show spark. Turns over, backfires and still does not start.
     
  9. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    Do you hear the pump recycling after it stops if you were to let it rest and turn the ignition back on again?

    You may want to check the fuel pressure in the system.
     
  10. Spade5

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    It might be a clogged fuel filter if the tank was run dry. Sometimes there is sediment at the bottom. Just a thought.