I brought this to the attention of the local dealer wrench, who was talking with another guy about an intermittent no-start of another v-rod. You could almost see the little light bulb go on when I told him. Let us know if that is your problem, jambimmer. Sure sounds like it to me.
you guys are so helpful. I dont know what to do without this forum. I was going to jumpstart my bike when I decided to look at loose connection in the solenoid which was posted here by somebody. The wire in the solenoid was loose. It starts now. But i a have concern about the engine light coming on for about 5 seconds then comes off. Any idea?
jambimmer that is normal to get an engine light for 5-8 seconds after startup. It seems to be a false ghost code most of the time or it could be a code in history. If there is a current failure the light will stay on.
max thanks for the replying quickly. when I swithc the kill switch to on the engine light comes on like it normally does then comes off. but after 3 seconds it goes on again for 5 seconds then it goes off. this happens even if the engine is not running. just making sure it is safe to ride it.