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Steve, Motorcycle Mechanic
Category: Motorcycle
Satisfied Customers: 6844
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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My 2001 fxst completely shuts down as I'm riding then turn

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My 2001 fxst completely shuts down as I'm riding then turn back on or have to sit for a minute then turn back on them will do it again after riding for a bit.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Motorcycle
Expert:  Steve replied 1 year ago.
there are very few possible causes for a complete loss of electrical while riding.- loose battery connections.- loose connection at ignition switch- main circuit breaker trip. check that the battery cable connections are clean and tight.lift the dash to check the connection at the ignition switch.a malfunction in the voltage regulator can cause the main circuit breaker to trip. check that the battery voltage is approximately 14.2 vdc when the engine rpm is around 2,000 rpm (fast idle)you may also have a bad main circuit breaker. you might consider replacing it with a 50A breaker. let me know if you need more help.Steve
Expert:  Steve replied 1 year ago.
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thank you and ride safe.
Steve