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Big Dog Motorcycle electrical shut down while running down the road.

Mechanic's Assistant: What's the make/model/year of your bike?

04 Big Dog Ridgeback

Mechanic's Assistant: What is the model of your '04 motorcycle?

New Regulator, new spark plugs wires

Mechanic's Assistant: Have you checked all the fuses? Do you have a wiring diagram?

No fuses found, it has one breaker that is fine

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your bike yourself? What have you tried so far?

It's been to a Harley Shop. All they did was change the Regulator

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

It acts like it might be hot? Electric just shuts off. After it cools it will start and run again until it gets "hot" again

Submitted: 10 months ago.Category: Motorcycle
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Motorcycle Mechanic: Steve, Motorcycle Mechanic replied 10 months ago
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the component on the bike most likely to cause those symptoms is the ignition module.

it's located inside the round timer cover on the right side of the crank case.

before replacing it ensure the battery voltage is 14 vdc at 2,000 rpm.

let me know if you need more help.

Steve

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