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I just had the same thing. The brake light actuarer in inside the brake lever on the bars. If the lever is worn, the actuator moves aside and the brake light stays on. Remove the brake lever and push the little black switch. If the brake light goes out replace the lever and actuator.


Harley Davidson... | Answered on Apr 15, 2018

-Yes. have to be on level surface to be accurate .
-Check fluid only in the reservoir.

Good luck


Harley Davidson... | Answered on Jan 09, 2018

Its not a complcated procedure. You'll need to open your primary. You install the jackshaft into the starter after its mounted. Make sure you put plenty of ani seize into the bushing on the outer primary and watch out not to over torue the jackshaft bolt - the spec is 5 lbs.

heres a couple of links that will give you more info. One is for a spyke starter install, but all starters install the same. The other is for a belt drive install which talks some about the starter



Harley Davidson... | Answered on Dec 29, 2017

I have a 1980's somthing 883 with a fucked up hand built wiring harness and for some strange reason when I hit the starter it just clicks. So I moved the relays and got shocked. Whats my problem???

Harley Davidson... | Answered on Dec 26, 2017

Check all of the connections. The frame of the bike is the negative. I would think there is a short somewhere, either inside one of the lamp housings or the wiring harness has chafed and is touching the frame. You will have to check each wire. Check also inside the fuse housing. There may be a wire off or shorting in there.

Harley Davidson... | Answered on Sep 17, 2017

The red goes to red, black to black, and green to white. Check out this site http://www.jpcycles.com/instructions/new/5600003.pdf

Harley Davidson... | Answered on Jan 30, 2016

D08 means over-voltage. You bike is over charging and will cook your battery. You regulator will have to be checked as well as your stator. If you have to drive to a dealership, keep your revs down as low as possible, at least not above 2000 revs. Do not drive more than a few miles or battery may get damaged. The letters simply mean set. So you have D08SEt which means D08 set.

Harley Davidson... | Answered on Nov 26, 2014

Best to use Harley plugs

If the plugs require cleaning between tune-ups, proceed by degreasing the firing end of spark plug using ELECTRICAL CONTACT CLEANER and then dry plug with compressed air. THEN using a thin file flatten the spark plug electrodes because a spark plug with sharp edges on its electrodes requires 25-40% less firing voltage than one with rounded edges. If the plugs cannot be cleaned, replace with them with 6R12 spark plugs. Check the electrode gap with a wire-type feeler gauge and bend the outside of the electrode so only a slight drag on the gauge is felt when passing it between the electrodes. Proper gap measurement is 0.038-0.043 in. (0.97-1.09 mm). Check the condition of the cylinder head and plug threads and if necessary remove deposits by applying penetrating oil and clean them out with a thread chaser. Apply a good sensor safe ANTI-SEIZE to the plugs and then install and tighten them to 12-18 ft-lbs (16.3-24.4 Nm).

Harley Davidson... | Answered on Nov 26, 2014

Go online to the Harley Owners Club for more info. I wouldn't think its much of a job for an experienced mechanic but Harley knowledge is a must. Don't attempt it if you aren't sure. Its a critical item.

Harley Davidson... | Answered on Oct 20, 2014

is the tach made for a car/van or a motorcycle ?

Harley Davidson... | Answered on Sep 21, 2014

I have an 82 FXRS as well. I love it even though it has a vibration that comes and goes (motor mount issue most likely.) I would check for broken/loose connection on the solenoid before I started replacing components. I'd check the switch as well. Can't really reach the solenoid to jump it direct. Check the small stuff first.

Harley Davidson... | Answered on May 15, 2014

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