View Full Version : 1988 Evo Sporty chopper wiring/spark issues

05-08-2017, 12:59 PM
I've been chopping my 883 Sportster all winter and now I'm trying to get it to fire. It'll crank all day no problem, but won't start. I have no spark. Everything to my knowledge is wired up correctly, but then again wiring is not my thing. I had a buddy help me who can wire bikes. I replaced the coil thinking maybe that was the issue. No luck.

There is 4 wires coming off the coil. 2 whites on the left side. One white goes to the ignition module and the other goes to the handle bar controls (which aren't hooked up to anything since I deleted them)

2 wires come off the right side as well. A pink which goes to the handle bar controls (not hooked up) and a blue that is spliced to a pink that goes to the ignition module as well.

Any help is much appreciated.

05-08-2017, 2:54 PM
Trying posting in the "Everything sportster" thread on "American bikes" Topic group. Theres lots of wiring discussion and tech over the years so check out som
of the other topics in there

05-08-2017, 4:27 PM
Will do, thanks a lot!

05-08-2017, 5:46 PM
First of all look at your manuals wiring diagram, which you have, correct?

. No need for 4 wires.