How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask Steve Your Own Question
Steve, Motorcycle Mechanic
Category: Motorcycle
Satisfied Customers: 6944
Experience:  30+ yrs. experience, MMI, HD technician, HD early, engine rebuild/performance, bike builder, kit bike program manager, CCI 2001-2004
Type Your Motorcycle Question Here...
Steve is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

2003 flhtc wont start,cranks,tach does move,getting fuel and

Customer Question

2003 flhtc wont start,cranks,tach does move,getting fuel and spark
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Motorcycle
Expert:  Steve replied 11 months ago.

are you sure? because your engine only requires 3 things to start and run:

- spark

- fuel

- compression.

from your post, it would seem you have no or low compression.

if you are sure about the fuel and spark, then perform a compression check and let me know what you find.


Customer: replied 11 months ago.
How do I check for compression?
Expert:  Steve replied 11 months ago.

you can have a shop perform a compression check or you can purchase a compression checker from Sears or most auto parts stores. just make sure you get a 12mm adapter for your spark plug hole.

let me know if you want to do it yourself and I will provide instructions.


Expert:  Steve replied 10 months ago.

let me know if you need more help.

if not, please leave a POSITIVE RATING.

thank you,


Related Motorcycle Questions