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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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My 1996 harley sport 1200 won't start after it had been

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my 1996 harley sport 1200 won't start after it had been going. nothing had changed. it cranks but won't kick. has let out a couple of loud cracks like bike about to explode. smoke has come out of the exhaust after it has the noisy crack sound . can i fix this easy? sounded as though no fuel but tank is full.
Submitted: 3 months ago.
Category: Motorcycle
Expert:  Steve replied 3 months ago.

Hi. My name is ***** ***** I would appreciate the opportunity to help with your question.

Expert:  Steve replied 3 months ago.

in lieu of a major mechanical malfunction, it sounds electrical.

I'd like to see some voltage readings. measure the battery voltage under the following conditions:

- ignition OFF.

- ignition ON.

- with the start button depressed.

let me know what you find.

Steve

Expert:  Steve replied 2 months ago.

let me know if you need more help.

if not, please leave a POSITIVE RATING.

thank you,

Steve

Expert:  Steve replied 1 month ago.

let me know if you need more help.

if not, please leave a POSITIVE RATING.

thank you,

Steve