20 Most Recent 2003 Harley Davidson XLH Sportster 883 Hugger Questions & Answers


Hi, Bill before testing any electrical component in the Starting System it is "IMPERATIVE" that you have a fully charged battery of 12.5 volts or more and be able to pass a proper "LOAD" test if necessary, you may have a preliminary reading of 12.5 volts or more but little or zero amperage, the battery is faulty and must be replaced. AGM type batteries fall into this scenario more so than lead acid batteries.
1. Ignition Switch not in the "ON" position.
2. Engine Run Switch in the "OFF" position.
3. Check the battery terminals for damage or corrosion check the battery cables at "BOTH" ends for loose, corroded, or broken connectors, "INSIDE" and outside the cable harness, perform connector wiggle test and check cables with an ohmmeter.
4. Bank angle sensor needs a reset or is faulty.
5. FOB battery low or dead.
6. Faulty ignition switch.
7. Faulty starter button.
8. Faulty kickstand, neutral, clutch safety switch.
9. Security alarm needs a reset.
10. Starter relay, solenoid, starter have failed or circuit wiring faulty.
11. Starter armature or field coils have failed.
12. Main fuse or circuit breaker may be blown or faulty.
13. The electric starter is working but starter clutch has failed.
14. Check for engine trouble codes.
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2003 Harley... | Answered on Jun 27, 2017


Hi, Bill before testing any electrical component in the Starting System it is "IMPERATIVE" that you have a fully charged battery of 12.5 volts or more and be able to pass a proper "LOAD" test if necessary, you may have a preliminary reading of 12.5 volts or more but little or zero amperage, the battery is faulty and must be replaced. AGM type batteries fall into this scenario more so than lead acid batteries.
1. Ignition Switch not in the "ON" position.
2. Engine Run Switch in the "OFF" position.
3. Check the battery terminals for damage or corrosion check the battery cables at "BOTH" ends for loose, corroded, or broken connectors, "INSIDE" and outside the cable harness, perform connector wiggle test and check cables with an ohmmeter.
4. Bank angle sensor needs a reset or is faulty.
5. FOB battery low or dead.
6. Faulty ignition switch.
7. Faulty starter button.
8. Faulty kickstand, neutral, clutch safety switch.
9. Security alarm needs a reset.
10. Starter relay, solenoid, starter have failed or circuit wiring faulty.
11. Starter armature or field coils have failed.
12. Main fuse or circuit breaker may be blown or faulty.
13. The electric starter is working but starter clutch has failed.
14. Check for engine trouble codes.
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2003 Harley... | Answered on Jun 15, 2017


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2003 Harley... | Answered on Feb 26, 2017


If this is the original H-D battery in your bike, you've gotten good service out of the battery. Time for a new one. The general rule of thumb on motorcycle battery life is two years although I have seen them last as long as five when kept on a charger designed for this.
The reason for the short life is heat, vibration and overcharging.

Due to it's small size, it is not advisable to charge a motorcyle battery using a standard car charger. If they are charged too quickly, they will overheat. With the standard car charger, even with the charger set on the 2 amp position, the initial charging rate can still exceed 20 amps. You need a charger that is limited to 1.5 amp output. The new "smart chargers" are the way to go these days. The most popular of these smart chargers is the "Battery Tender" but they are also made by Yuasa, and others. They are specifically designed to maintain the battery even after it reaches full charge. A standard car battery charger will overcharge and boil the battery dry once it fully charged. Using the "battery tender", I have gotten five years of service out of batteries in the past.

2003 Harley... | Answered on Dec 31, 2016


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2003 Harley... | Answered on Oct 18, 2015


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2003 Harley... | Answered on Jun 16, 2015


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2003 Harley... | Answered on Jun 16, 2015


Hi Tony, strart by grabbing lots of

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2003 Harley... | Answered on Jun 15, 2015


Hi Anonymous, the long one goes on the pulley side, for more information about your question please visit the website below. Good luck and have nice day.
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2003 Harley... | Answered on Jun 15, 2015


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2003 Harley... | Answered on Jun 15, 2015


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2003 Harley... | Answered on Jun 15, 2015


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2003 Harley... | Answered on May 11, 2015


Hi Cindy, perform the following tests:
1. Fill acid type batteries to proper levels.
2. Charge battery overnight at 1-2 amps you need 12 volts or better after charging.
3. Make sure all connections are clean and tight especially the negative cable at both ends.
4. Hook up volt meter to battery and start engine, if meter falls below 9.5 v replace battery.
5. With engine running at 3600 RPM battery should read 14.3-14.7 volts if not continue tests.
6. Unplug voltage regulator from alternator at crankcase by front of primary cover.
7. To test voltage regulator go to: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F8EjV0IjW9Q
8. With ohm meter, one lead grounded, touch alternator pin meter should read infinity, if not replace stator.
9. With ohm meter, both leads touching alternator pins meter should read 0.1 to 0.2 ohms on 1989 and later models. 0.2 to 0.4 ohms 1988 and earlier models, if not replace stator.
10. With volt meter set on AC scale, both leads touching alternator pins meter should read
16 to 20 volts AC for every 1000 RPM'S 1989 and later and 19 to 26 volts AC for every 1000 RPMS. If not replace rotor. Good luck

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2003 Harley... | Answered on May 11, 2015


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2003 Harley... | Answered on May 11, 2015


Hi Heather, go back into your switch housings you probably pinched a wire/wires happens all the time. Good luck

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2003 Harley... | Answered on May 11, 2015


Hi Dylanlink35, it's on the right side of the engine, behind the cover with the two rivets. Good luck

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2003 Harley... | Answered on May 11, 2015


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2003 Harley... | Answered on May 11, 2015


Hi Martin, 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.
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2003 Harley... | Answered on May 11, 2015


Hi Anonymous, I'm sorry 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: Harley Davidson Manuals Mark Workshop Good luck

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2003 Harley... | Answered on May 11, 2015


Hi James, do not understand-- wd4ity bellsouth. Sorry

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2003 Harley... | Answered on May 11, 2015

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