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Steve, Motorcycle Mechanic
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04 soft tail po261 p1353 is this a Inj or wiring problem. Or

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04 soft tail po261 p1353 is this a Inj or wiring problem. Or what?
Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Motorcycle
Expert:  Steve replied 7 months ago.

P0261 - front injector open/low EFI

P1353 - front cylinder no combustion EFI

the data does not support a conclusion.

it seems your front cylinder is not firing. each cylinder requires only 3 things to start and run:

- spark

- fuel

- compression.

check for spark. if you have good spark, ass indicated with a ignition spark tester, perform a compression check. if the compression is good (let's say 120-150 psi) and the reading from each cylinder is within 10% of the other, then I would move to fuel.

it's most likely you either have a bad injector or a wiring problem with the front injector.