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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 11-23-2011, 03:55 PM Thread Starter
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turns over but wont start

2008 fat bob about 16,000 on it, first time this has every happened!
any clues??? no spark



Thanks for all the help
This is what I did, put in new spark plugs, new screaming eagle wires, took out power commander, the bike ran great !!!

Can I just leave that out ??

Or should I use something else and what ?

Crap it from bad to great now worse, went to start this morning nothing, didt even turn over, ask myself now what ?

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Did u check if u got spark? How bout fuel?

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is it cranking slow or normally?

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codes?

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is it cranking slow or normally?
normally
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you got some good advice from both RDKing09 and misinlink

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When you turn the ignition on, do you hear the fuel pump power up? If not, check fuel pump relay and fuse (check fuse first).

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there is no spark
How do you know this? Did you pull a sparky and put another plug in and ground it while cranking? (Sometimes I use a phillips screwdriver in the sparky for this test.)

Also, do you have a security fob? If so, try replacing the battery.
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When you turn the ignition on, do you hear the fuel pump power up? If not, check fuel pump relay and fuse (check fuse first).


How do you know this? Did you pull a sparky and put another plug in and ground it while cranking? (Sometimes I use a phillips screwdriver in the sparky for this test.)

Also, do you have a security fob? If so, try replacing the battery.
yes i hear it ,I check all fuses, i grounded spark plug,I dont use the security, fob?
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Gotta have plugs screwed into the heads and plugs in the wires grounded to the heads for a spark test , the ignition needs to sense compression .
Check for CODES .

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