20 Most Recent 2000 Harley Davidson XL 1200 S Sportster Sport Questions & Answers


Hi, Onebob yesterday I sent you a free service manual that covered both oil line routing systems but I guess that wasn't good enough and since we are thousands of miles apart I can't hold your hand to open the manual the best I can do is tell you that your Sportster oil tanks have:
1. Feed line from the bottom of the oil tank to the oil pump 3/8"
2. Return line from the oil pump to the top of the oil tank 3/8"
3. Vent line from the top of the oil tank to the gearcase 5/16"
If you have an aftermarket oil tank with 4 ******* I can't help you. You will need to do some R&D on your own.
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2000 Harley... | Answered on May 03, 2017


Hi, Tony it happens probably need to rebuild the master cylinder and caliper for this scenario you will need your service/owners manual if you can not find the first and best tool you ever bought for your Harley, despair not, for a mere zero $0 you can download another one.
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2000 Harley... | Answered on Apr 13, 2017


Hi Bonniejeanst, always check fuses and bulbs first, you could have a faulty turn signal module or a bad turn signal button/switch, remove it from the switch housing and check for continuity, check your wiring and connections from the turn signal switch to the turn signal module with a testlite. Make sure all wires are not worn or pinched and connector pins are not corroded, broken, or loose. For a free wiring diagram please visit the website below. Good luck and have nice day.

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2000 Harley... | Answered on Jun 29, 2015


Hi Brianpardy, call, take a ride or trailer your bike over to your local dealers service/parts department, I'm sure they will be happy to take your Harley Davidson for a test ride if necessary/possible and offer professional advice and assistance concerning your issue. Good luck have a nice day.

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2000 Harley... | Answered on Jun 29, 2015


Hi Drangiuia, always check your instrument fuse before performing the next procedure, try cleaning your speed sensor located on top of the transmissions right side between the top cover and the chrome starter end cap on Twin Cams and on top of the engine case between the rear cylinder and the starter motor for Sportsters. Remove the the bolt that secures the sensor and pull it out of the transmission. Inspect sensor for obvious damage and repace if necessary. If sensor has no damage then wipe clean any obvious contamination like micro fiberous material with a clean rag and reinstall, torque bolt to 8 ft lbs. Next check the connector to the speedometer for correded, broken or loose pins/sockets. If your problems still exist try replacing your ignition relay if your year and model has one. Good luck and have nice day.

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2000 Harley... | Answered on Jun 26, 2015


Hi Airbornsquid, it's too bad you can't find the very first and best tool you ever bought for your Harley Davidson. Despair not, for a mere $6.50 you may be able to download another one from the website below and good luck. Harley Davidson Manuals Mark Workshop

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2000 Harley... | Answered on Jun 26, 2015


Hi Elfking3_a, always check your instrument fuse before performing the next procedure, try cleaning your speed sensor located on top of the transmissions right side between the top cover and the chrome starter end cap on Twin Cams and on top of the engine case between the rear cylinder and the starter motor for Sportsters. Remove the the bolt that secures the sensor and pull it out of the transmission. Inspect sensor for obvious damage and repace if necessary. If sensor has no damage then wipe clean any obvious contamination like micro fiberous material with a clean rag and reinstall, torque bolt to 8 ft lbs. Next check the connector to the speedometer for correded, broken or loose pins/sockets. If your problems still exist try replacing your ignition relay if your year and model has one. Good luck and have nice day.

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2000 Harley... | Answered on Jun 26, 2015


Hi Bennymullins, and the usual suspects are:
1. Plugs in bad condition, wrong type or number or partially fouled.
2. Spark plug cables in bad condition or leaking.
3. Spark plug gap to close or to wide.
4. Faulty ignition coil, module and or sensor.
5. Battery nearly discarged.
6. Damaged wire or loose connections at battery terminals especially the ground cable at "BOTH" ends, ignition coil, or plug between ignition sensor and module.
7. Intermittent short circuit due to damaged wire insulation.
8. If your bike has a CKP sensor you must leave both plugs in
head and check for spark with a 3rd plug. Good luck and have nice day.Harley Davidson Wiring Diagrams and Schematics

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2000 Harley... | Answered on Jun 26, 2015


Hi V-twin, call, take a ride or trailer your bike over to your local dealers service/parts department, I'm sure they will be happy to take your Harley Davidson for a test ride if necessary/possible and offer professional advice and assistance concerning your issue. Good luck have a nice day.

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2000 Harley... | Answered on Jun 25, 2015


Hi Micks, and the usual suspects are:
1. Severely discharged or damaged battery.
2. Loose, corroded or broken battery cable.
3. Alternator not charging or below normal rates.
4. Failed ignition coil, ignition/electronic module.
5. Failed CKP, CPS, CMP, MAP, TPS, or BAS sensor.
6. Faulty ignition switch.
7. Water or dirt in fuel system, carburetor or filter.
8. Fuel tank vent system plugged or gas cap not venting.
9. Fuel tank empty.
10. Fuel valve vacuum line broken or carburator vent line closed off.
11. Restricted, blocked or kinked fuel line.
12. Failed fuel pump, pressure regulator and or fuel injectors.
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2000 Harley... | Answered on Jun 25, 2015


Hi Mike, please be aware that this question has already been asked and answered. Thank you.

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2000 Harley... | Answered on Jun 25, 2015


Hi Mike, if you have a CKP sensor it needs compression to send correct signal to the ICM/ECM, make sure both spark plugs are in heads and use a grounded third plug to check for spark or hold spark plug cable close to spark plug in head. If still not getting spark the usual suspects are:
1. Fouled spark plugs.
2. Battery voltage below 9 volts, loose or broken battery cables especially "GROUND" cable to frame.
3. Loose connection at ignition coil or plug between ignition sensor and module.
4. Spark plug cables in bad condition, shorting / leaking, spark plug cable connections loose.
5. Faulty ignition coil or ignition / electronic module
6. Failed CKP, CMP, MAP or BAS sensor.
7. Faulty ignition switch.
8. Security alarm failing to disarm.
For a prime suspect please visit the website below. Good luck and have nice day.
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2000 Harley... | Answered on Jun 25, 2015


Hi Anonymous, and the usual suspects are:
1. Damaged or restricted fuel tank venting system.
2. Loose float bowl screws.
3. Damaged float bowl o-ring.
4. Improper fuel level in float bowl.
5. Worn or dirty inlet valve or seat.
6. Damaged or leaky float assembly.
7. Particle contamination in inlet fitting cavity.
8. Ethanol sludge, dirt, rust in bottom of fuel tank
Good luck

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2000 Harley... | Answered on Jun 25, 2015


Hi Mdougan_2, for more information about your question please visit the websites below. Good luck and have nice day.
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2000 Harley... | Answered on Jun 25, 2015


Hi Anonymous, torque nut to 50 ft lbs. then tighten another 30-40 degrees to allow lock plate to fit. Good luck and have nice day.

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2000 Harley... | Answered on Jun 25, 2015


Hi Anonymous, for more information about your question please visit the websites below. Good luck and have nice day.
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2000 Harley... | Answered on Jun 25, 2015


Hi Wrench1211, for more information about your question please visit the websites below. Good luck and have nice day.
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2000 Harley... | Answered on Jun 23, 2015


Hi Anonymous, and the usual suspects are:
1. Spark plugs in bad condition or partially fouled.
2. Spark plug cables in bad condition or leaking.
3. Spark plug gap to close or to wide.
4. Faulty ignition coil, module and or sensor.
5. Battery nearly discharged.
6. Damaged wire or loose connections at battery terminals,
ignition coil, or plug between ignition sensor and module.
7. Intermittent short circuit due to damaged wire insulation.
8. Water or dirt in fuel system, carburetor or filter.
9. Fuel tank vent system plugged or carburetor vent line closed off.
10. Carburetor controls misadjusted.
11. Damaged carburetor.
12. Loose or dirty ignition module connector at crankcase.
13. Faulty MAP, CKP, and or CMP sensors.
14. Incorrect valve timing.
15. Weak or broken valve springs.
16. Damage intake or exhaust vale.
Good luck

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2000 Harley... | Answered on May 05, 2015


Hi Anonymous, and the usual suspects are: shifter pawl, shifter cam, shifter cam follower, or shifter fork. I know you are crying your eyes out because you can't find the first and very best tool you ever bought for your Sportster to let you know which suspect it is. Well dry those pretty blues because for a mere $5.50 you can download another one, please visit website below:
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2000 Harley... | Answered on May 05, 2015


Hi Anonymous, please visit previous question and answer. Thx

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2000 Harley... | Answered on May 05, 2015

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