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Old 12-04-2006, 05:50 PM
micg1313 micg1313 is offline
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While i was out riding on one of the last warm days in November ,out of the nowhere doing 60 mph in traffic my bike just stopped running no engine noise nothing. I did have lights though. After coasting over to the shoulder and trying to restart the bike it would not fire. at first i thought it was fuel related . IT was not fuel . Had to have bike towed to dealer. Dealer's service dept called me late next day to say i need new crank position sensor, and possible cam position senor as well. thats all fine and well that i need these replaced but i could have been F@#$$% ing KILLED if it was in rush hour traffic. Anyone have this happen to them . The bike 1999 fwdwg bought brand new has less than 12,000 miles on it.

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Old 12-04-2006, 05:59 PM
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Not on my HDs, but a CPS went bad on a basically new Henderson. They also had to remap the ECM, but runs great now.

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Old 12-05-2006, 01:43 AM
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These things do fail over the life of the bike.
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Old 12-05-2006, 09:24 AM
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Yup, my crank position sensor went too. I thought it was fuel or spark related also. I was lucky though, it just wouldn't start after rolling it out of the garage.
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Old 12-09-2006, 02:24 PM
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Same thing happened to my 2002 FXD. Only instead of just dying suddenly, it spit and sputtered for a few seconds, then died.
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Old 12-09-2006, 10:35 PM
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how much did it cost you guys to replace it?
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Old 07-22-2009, 06:25 AM
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Default bad ckp or cmp?

I have an intermittent misfire or timing problem at steady rpms,usually just over 2000. Doesn't do it all the time,seems to be worst when restarting after a short shutdown or when the bike is hot.Any ideas? The ride is a 2002 FLHRSEI Screamin' Eagle Road King.
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Old 07-22-2009, 12:24 PM
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I'm not sure if it's in the manual but I know on cars, you can take a ohm reading aand calculate for the temperture to see if it is bad.
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Old 08-13-2010, 05:46 PM
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Roadking1550-Had the same problem with my 04 Sportster and thought it was kind of dangerous to ride that way, never knowing when it would sputter, especially when making left turns into traffic. I bit the bullet and brought it to Harley. They diagnosed it in 5 minutes and I was out of there in an hour. The crank sensor, parts, labor & tax $140. I have 6000 miles, but what could you do, needed it and I glad to have the bike running fine again
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