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Steve, Motorcycle Mechanic
Category: Motorcycle
Satisfied Customers: 6993
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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2001 flstf, engine sputtered, oil pressure light came on,

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2001 flstf, engine sputtered, oil pressure light came on, stalled. Check engine light on, will not turn over, starter clicks repeatedly? Stuck on roadside.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Motorcycle
Expert:  Steve replied 1 year ago.

your symptoms indicate you have a dead battery, probably due to a failed charging system.

if you have a voltmeter, I can help you troubleshoot.

let me know if you need more help.


Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I do, have a volt meter, just got the machine home, tried jump start just a single click.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Hopefully not seized
Expert:  Steve replied 1 year ago.

NEVER jump start a motorcycle with a car. you will fry the electronics.

measure the battery terminal voltage under the following conditions:

- ignition OFF.

- ignition ON.

- with the start button depressed.

tell me what you find.