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    Default I Can not get my 2000 Sportster XLH883 to start!

    I can Not get my 2000 sportster XL883H to start! Iím losing my mind over it. I put a new battery, starter, battery cables, and starter relay in it but I still get nothing please HELP!

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    15 Simple Solutions When a Motorcycle Won't Start (But Battery is Good)

    https://www.nadaguides.com/Motorcycl...attery-is-good

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    Check to see if it's getting fuel, if noone has changed petcocks those come with a vacuum valve and if the diaphram leaks no fuel to carb.
    check spark the ignition is in the nose cone and is prone to failure from overheating.
    Had mine (also a 2000 883) crap out on me one day while in the middle of a 6 lane intersection, that was fun.

    hope this helps some

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    Is it turning over but not starting? or is there nothing when you hit the start button? If the latter your kill switch could be in the "off" position.

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    If you have an aftermarket coil or single fire ignition you may have your spark plug wires hooked up backwards if you were messing with the coil or spark plugs any.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gurlrider83 View Post
    I can Not get my 2000 sportster XL883H to start! I’m losing my mind over it. I put a new battery, starter, battery cables, and starter relay in it but I still get nothing please HELP!

    ^^^^^^^^^^^ That tells us NOTHING^^^^^^^^^^ WAY way more info is needed to help you..................

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tattooo View Post
    ^^^^^^^^^^^ That tells us NOTHING^^^^^^^^^^ WAY way more info is needed to help you..................
    If it won't start it must be the starter. Duh!

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    It wont start?? Does it turn over? Need more info as already stated.

    If its a bone stock bike and turns over but there is no spark, Ill bet money its the ignition module gone bad

    To check for spark, remove both spark plugs from the engine: Keep one spark plug connected into the spark plug boot, (doesnt matter if its the front or back plug). The other plug just remove the spark plug AND the spark plug cable from the coil).

    Now take the spark plug thats still attached to the coil. Keep the spark plug base touching somewhere on the cylinder. (Near the spark plug hole on a fin is good enough).

    Hold the spark plug boot with your fingers and while having a good view of the spark plug gap and keeping the spark plug grounded on the engine, turn over the bike like you are starting it and you should immediatley see spark at the gap (doing this in a darkened garage will help you see it) DONT keep your face near the open spark plug hole(s)

    If no spark, you have narrowed down what the possible issue is

    Let us know what you find: Others can benefit by your result...................

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    Quote Originally Posted by 70fatster View Post
    If it won't start it must be the starter. Duh!
    So that's why you don't answer many questions???????????

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tattooo View Post
    So that's why you don't answer many questions???????????
    What?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tattooo View Post
    So that's why you don't answer many questions???????????
    Calm down, he's not the guy who started the thread and he's clearly being sarcastic.

    Whoever started the thread must've got the bike running and rode off a cliff. I love it when we get vague info and then the guy needing help disappears when we ask questions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Down View Post
    Calm down, he's not the guy who started the thread and he's clearly being sarcastic.

    Whoever started the thread must've got the bike running and rode off a cliff. I love it when we get vague info and then the guy needing help disappears when we ask questions.
    I am calm as hell and I knew he didn't start the thread I'm not new to this as I know you know............... So you calm down...........

    Yea I figured the new guy was gone a long time time ago.........

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    Quote Originally Posted by 70fatster View Post
    What?
    What what???????? It was your post that quoted me not me quoting you............ We were trying to help the guy you weren't.............

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tattooo View Post
    What what???????? It was your post that quoted me not me quoting you............ We were trying to help the guy you weren't.............
    It could have been the starter. I don't know. No one else knew either. My answer was as good as any other given the question.
    It was kind of sarcastic I guess, but you had already pointed out the lack of pertinent details so I was having a little fun while waiting.
    Didn't mean to upset anyone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 70fatster View Post
    It could have been the starter. I don't know. No one else knew either. My answer was as good as any other given the question.
    It was kind of sarcastic I guess, but you had already pointed out the lack of pertinent details so I was having a little fun while waiting.
    Didn't mean to upset anyone.
    If you hadn't quoted me I wouldn't have said a thing............. I did get what you were trying to covey, Hell I've done the exact same thing many many times. But it was like you were posting it towards me with the quote......

    It's all good.

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    I know how to fit it ....

    Put it in the back of a pick-up truck and pack it down to the dealership ..
    Trade it in for a .......

    ... /// https://www.harley-davidson.com/us/e...rica-1250.html \\\ ...

    Or perhaps the new Baby V-Rod Sportsters ... ??

    ... /// https://www.harley-davidson.com/us/e...E&gclsrc=aw.ds \\\ ...



    Didn't say it was a good idea, only that it is an idea ...

    ... I want one .... of each .. !!

    (Bluetooth friendly .. Lol)
    Last edited by Dragstews; 08-19-2021 at 7:39 PM.

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    I bet that's ^^^^^^^^^ one bad ass mother fucker......... ^^^^^^^^^^^^

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tattooo View Post
    I bet that's ^^^^^^^^^ one bad ass mother fucker......... ^^^^^^^^^^^^
    That's around 120 hp out of the crate ...
    The Pan American is around 150 horses ...

    A few days ago was calling around some shops hunting down parts for a tranny and called another old time Bud in Vegas ..
    Runs a shop in Henderson. He just bought a (P-American) and he was telling me about out running a "Hellcat" Dodge ...
    Those huge Hemi's are around 700 hp, and are a heavy ass car at bout 4500 pounds ..

    Last edited by Dragstews; 08-20-2021 at 9:35 AM.

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