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Steve, Motorcycle Mechanic
Category: Motorcycle
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Experience:  30+ yrs. experience, MMI, HD technician, HD early, engine rebuild/performance, bike builder, kit bike program manager, CCI 2001-2004
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2007 classic: 5th gear..electrical problem..right back..dosent miss

Customer Question

I have an american ironhorse 2007 classic chopper. It is missing in 5th gear like it is not getting enough fuel or electrical problem. It picks right back up and when i gas on it it dosen't miss. sometimes it goses a while before it misses again. any help would be apriciated. sometimes when it misses it make a sound like its back firing
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Motorcycle
Expert:  Steve replied 4 years ago.
Welcome. Thank you for choosing Just Answer.

to determine if the problem is electrical, we need to make a few voltage measurements.
with a hand held volt meter, measure the battery terminal voltage as follows:
Ignition OFF?
Ignition ON?
while cranking starter?
with the engine at about 2,000 rpm?

let me know what you find.
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
i have no voltage meter
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
Relist: Answer came too late.
Expert:  Steve replied 4 years ago.
you can purchase a VOM (volt-ohm milliammeter) fro about $50 from Sears or Radio Shack.
I can help you learn to operate it.

your other option is to take the bike to a shop. Since AH is out of business, you might find a Big Dog dealer willing to help you. your electrical system is similar to theirs.