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Steve
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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Bob, fuel pump works but no start after that any

Customer Question

bob, fuel pump works but no start after that any suggestions?
JA: Have you ever replaced the fuel pump, or is this the original?
Customer: Original I believe
JA: What is the model of your '07 motorcycle?
Customer: Harley*****bob
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: I'd like to fix it myself if can, nothing so far. Also hear a bad raddle by throttle body
JA: Anything else you think the mechanic should know?
Customer: The right turn signal comes on randomly after start.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Motorcycle
Expert:  Steve replied 1 year ago.

- you have a intermittent short in the right turn signal wire (w/bn) between the turn signal button and the module that is shorting the wire to a wire with 12v on it. it is probably vibration related. the most common cause is pinched wires in the hand controls. if you have ever performed ANY type of maintenance on the right hand controls.......grips, switch housing, front brake lever or mastercylinder, handle bars, etc....I would start by looking there.

- the power to the fuel pump also powers up the fuel injectors and the coil.

- your engine requires 3 things to start and run: spark (timed ignition), fuel (proper air/fuel mixture) and compression (as in, enough)

the easiest way to troubleshoot this is to check for spark with a spark checker and perform a compression check. you may find the problem. if not, you will know it is fuel related and narrow the search.

let me know what you find.

Steve

Expert:  Steve replied 1 year ago.

let me know if you need more help.

if not, please leave a POSITIVE RATING.

thank you,

Steve

Expert:  Steve replied 11 months ago.

let me know if you need more help.

if not, please leave a POSITIVE RATING.

thank you,

Steve