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How Do I Install an LED License Plate

John asked: I have a 2003 FXSTSI Harley Davidson softail springer. Do I have to remove the rear fender in order to add a new led license plate frame ? Via Email You should not need to remove your rear fender for something like an LED marker plate frame. However, removing your rear wheel may…

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In The Shop: Jump Starting A Harley

Tips on Jump Starting a Harley We’ve all been there at some point. You turn on the ignition switch and notice that the headlight beam is dim. You take a deep breath as you depress the start button only to hear the engine struggling to turn over or, even worse, the dreaded starter clicking pulse.…

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Carb or Spark?

I just had the S&S super E carb on my 84 Sportster XLH 1000. I was just riding it and and she was running like a dream then all of a sudden and in the worst it could happen. My bike started sputtering and died on me. Now she won’t start. New plugs.customer has this…

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Security Indicator Light Stays On

On my 05 Ultra Classic I took the fairing front cover off to repair antenna and when I reinstalled it checked everything and it was fine. Then later that day the security indicator light was on when I rode it and tried to reset it. It took forever to get it to flash only once…

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Engine and Oil Lights Flicker

My Engine and Oil Lights come on intermittently when my voltage drops for some unknown reason. This does not happen all the time and sometimes for very short periods. If when I first crank up I have a low voltage registering on my gauge I can ride until I hit a bump in the road…

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Key Icon Stays On

2008 Harley Ultra Classic FLUTCU Red Key Light stays on, bike does start and light stays on. My accessories fuse keeps blowing as soon as I turn key on. All lights but blinkers don’t. Can you help or is it a no-go at this station? Via Email The key icon will commonly stay illuminated if…

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In The Shop: Starting Issues

We have a lot of questions come in to us concerning starting issues on older, Evolution model, Harley Davidsons. Not only do we see a lot of these questions on the website, but we frequently have these jobs In The Shop. Although there are a large number of issues that will keep a bike from…

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Ignition Wiring

Do you have videos showing how to wire up a new electronic ignition and which wire goes to which terminal on the coil and to the ignition switch? It is a 1989 hard tail with a 75 shovel head engine and is about a full electronic timing kit from crane. Via Email This is the…

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Voltage Reading

Hello, Have been riding the bike for the past two years and volt meter in dash always reads 13.5V at speed, tried a digital voltmeter which read 13.5V. Tested stator leads 0.1ohm, tested stator leads to ground, both infinite. Installed new battery and a Cycle Electric 48amp regulator/rectifier. Voltage still at 13.5V. Should be reading…

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Harley Davidson Not Starting

I have a 2010 ultra classic with ABS. It is not starting. The battery voltage is 12.75 off the battery. When I turn the main switch on, I get a drop to 12.5, and when the kill switch is turned on, I get a drop to 12.38. The self test goes out and hit the…

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