Won't Start

Discussion in 'Sportster Models' started by boisesam, Oct 17, 2010.

  1. boisesam

    boisesam Member

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    07 XL 883 won't start sometimes unless I put it in gear and roll it foward
    alittle. Does anyone have a clue as to whats going on?
     
  2. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    Clutch plates sticking, Or just wont turn over?
     
  3. boisesam

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    Starter button completely dead. But roll the bike forward alittle in gear it
    will start right up.Also battery is very strong.
     
  4. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    Do you have a manual? you may try dis assembly of the switch and clean the connections, I would dis connect the battery and be careful with the switch halves
     
  5. Hoople

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    Was there ever a time when the neutral light did not work correctly.. Meaning did the light ever fail to come ON when the bike was actually in neutral..or..the light came ON when the bike was actually in a gear.

    When the Start Button goes dead, can you pull in and hold the clutch lever and the starter will now engage with the ring gear?
     
  6. gator508

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    Are you pulling in the clutch when you try to start it. Sounds like it's not really finding neutral.
     
  7. boisesam

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    Boy is my face red. The problem was dead battery in security fob.
     
  8. Jack Klarich

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    Glad you got it sorted out, no reason to have a red face unless it is wind burned from all the riding you are now doing, Good Luck and happy trails, Capital Jack:p