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  1. VegasMarc

    VegasMarc Junior Member

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    150 miles away from home in AZ and I’m stuck on the side of the road.

    Same issue I had before with my tip over sensor being tripped. This time the bike refuses to start.

    Reference this post:

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  2. sidecarsam

    sidecarsam IndianMotorcycles.net Gold Supporter Gold Supporting Member

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    :mad: Friggin' Electrical. I wish I could help.
     
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    Undo the + cable off the battery and touch it to a ground to dissipate and lingering charge. Wait a few minutes and hook it back up, try again.

    Know where the sensor is? They're generally only a 2 wire, on/off pendulum switch. Not sure if "run" is shorted or open, but either way, you can just unplug the sensor, or unplug it and put a jumper across the wires. One of the two should get you going again.

    Under the seat is common on a lot of bikes, it's usually a little black box roughly the size of your thumb or a bit smaller. Almost always has an "UP" with an arrow stamped on it.
     
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    I'm in full agreement with @RaWarrior on the second part of his post.
    That will get you home..
     
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    I feel your pain.

    I had a mysterious electrical problem on my last Harley.Note "last"Harley.

    I hope the dealer fixes it this time.
     
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    1) Good advice got here ahead of me
    2) At least it's a nice picture...

    Good luck; be safe.
     
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  7. VegasMarc

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    Tow is here:

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  9. VegasMarc

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    Towed to Desert Thunder Motorsports in Kingman, AZ

    My home dealership is in Vegas.
     
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  10. VegasMarc

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    Great service from IMRG though!

    Tow was here in less than 20 min
     
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    Glad you got hooked!!
    Good luck!
     
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    Got my bike to the dealership.

    They suspect it was a loose tip over sensor that must’ve been losing connection as the bike went through bumps.

    We’ll see. I’m not ready to call it good yet.

    They zip tied the sensor and cleared the codes, got the bike started and sent me on my way.

    Gonna drop it off at my local dealership, have them test the sensor and get to the bottom of why it’s continuing to trip.

    Whether it’s a loose connection or a bad sensor I need to trust this bike, lest I get stranded somewhere again!
     
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    Be sure to post the result!!!
     
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    dieselgman IndianMotorcycles.net Gold Supporter Gold Supporting Member

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    Agreed! "Zip Tied" your sensor? Why not just replace it? Maybe no stock?
     
  15. VegasMarc

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    Yeah...no sensor in stock and I didn’t want to be stuck so far from home.

    So they did just enough to get me home and let my local dealer handle it.

    Needless to say, I’m taking the bike down to the dealership first thing in the morning.

    I made its home without further issues, but I need to make sure this doesn’t happen anymore.

    Updates to follow...
     

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