Readers ask: Why Wont My 2004 Harley Davidson Sportster Start?
- 1 What would cause a Harley not to start?
- 2 How do I know if my starter is bad on my Harley?
- 3 Why would a motorcycle died while riding?
- 4 What does Harley System relay do?
- 5 Are Harleys easy to steal?
- 6 Can you start a Harley without a key?
- 7 What does a bad relay sound like?
- 8 What are the symptoms of a bad starter solenoid?
- 9 How do you tell if it’s your starter or battery?
- 10 Do Harleys have keys?
What would cause a Harley not to start?
If the engine doesn’t crank, it could be because of a failure at any of those stages, a weak battery, or a bad starter. If the motor cranks and still won’t start, then it is likely a fuel or spark issue. A few tests can be performed to quickly track down the problem.
How do I know if my starter is bad on my Harley?
Symptoms of a bad motorcycle starter may include the motorcycle not being able to start at all, the motorcycle only starting intermittently, hearing the starter running even when the engine has already started, and being able to hear a strange clicking sound from the starter.
Why would a motorcycle died while riding?
There are a few reasons a bike can shut off while riding. Low fuel or a faulty battery are the main reasons a bike will shut off while riding. But it could be a few other reasons as well, all of which are linked to either fuel or electrical issues.
What does Harley System relay do?
Yes the system relay gives power to the fuel pump and the injectors. The ECM triggers the injectors by grounding them and activates the system relay by grounding it also.
Are Harleys easy to steal?
Harley® is the fifth most likely motorcycle type to be stolen. Thieves love to ride off on a Harley, but they’re less likely to do so than other bikes for a couple of reasons: Harley® has upgraded their anti-theft technology, so bikes are harder to steal and easier for the owner to track if they are stolen.
Can you start a Harley without a key?
If you have a security-equipped Harley-Davidson, you know that without your key fob present, the bike will not start. Using the left turn signal to cycle through the digits and the right turn signal to select and move onto the next slot, you enter your personalized five-digit PIN and your bike will start.
What does a bad relay sound like?
A faulty relay often produces an audible clicking sound when you turn your car. Contact a mechanic immediately if your car fails to start and you notice this sound.
What are the symptoms of a bad starter solenoid?
Consider these possible signs of a failing or bad starter solenoid when you turn the key:
- Nothing happens.
- A single “click” sound comes from the engine compartment or from under the car.
- Repeated “clicking” sounds usually indicate a dead battery.
How do you tell if it’s your starter or battery?
When you attempt to start the car, there is a low whining sound. If jump starting gets your engine started and running, but the car will not start again once you turn it off, the battery is probably the problem.
Do Harleys have keys?
Actually, Harleys don’t use keys. To start the bike just flip-up that little chrome cover on top of the gas tank. Underneath you will find a small microphone.