Gearheads, motorheads...whatever the fuck you call it

Discussion in 'The Bar' started by Stew Nod, Oct 24, 2013.

  1. Stew Nod

    Stew Nod Well-Known Member Banned User

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    2008 sportster...wont start in cold

    Turns over, then dies. Like and old man hacking up a loogy


    Done so far:

    New battery
    Lighter motor oil for easier winter starts
    Tightened battery cables
    Tightened ground and starter connections
    Trickle charger left on overnight
    Dielectric grease on all connections

    Please help, I'm ready to take a bat to the motherfucking hunk of shit :facepalm:
     
  2. gilaet

    gilaet mind wandering... Staff Member

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    [video=youtube;rdW6R_sWwtk]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rdW6R_sWwtk[/video]
     
  3. Lemmy

    Lemmy Douchebag Extraordinaire Gold

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    I'm not familiar with the Sporty line......is it a fuel injected?

    By turns over and dies do you mean the starter cranks over the stops it does it actually turn over with the starter, start then cough/stall?
     
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    Lemmy Douchebag Extraordinaire Gold

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    My initial thought is the starter.
     
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    Stew Nod Well-Known Member Banned User

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    yes EFI

    It cranks. sorta hesitates, then dies. If it's warm out it seems to have enough to start it. I hate electrical problems...been fucking with this problem for a year now
     
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    Stew Nod Well-Known Member Banned User

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    I so fucking hope not...gotta remove a shit ton of stuff to change it
     
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    Reggae Mistress Old Catcher's Mitt

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    What color is it?
     
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    Stew Nod Well-Known Member Banned User

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    Black mostly, with some orange? Before you ask...yes I checked the air in the tires
     
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    Reggae Mistress Old Catcher's Mitt

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    Aha...blacks don't like the cold.
     
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    Stew Nod Well-Known Member Banned User

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    Thanks Obama
     
  11. Lemmy

    Lemmy Douchebag Extraordinaire Gold

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    Quit your bitching Nancy.....

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  12. Atomic Wedgie

    Atomic Wedgie Crash Victim

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    Sounds like it's the flux capacitor.
     
  13. nazdrowie

    nazdrowie Sultan of Sweat Gold

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    call a man to take care of it :c
     
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    Sounds like the 7th Fetzer valve is sticking because of the bypass line.
     
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    Stew Nod Well-Known Member Banned User

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    LOL, fuck U

     
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    Stew Nod Well-Known Member Banned User

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    No offense Naz, but I wouldn't let you change the spark plug in my lawnmower :coffee:
     
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    Lemmy Douchebag Extraordinaire Gold

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    Starters start to fail and need more juice to function. Temperature drops and batteries aren't as efficient. Pay the dealer their shit rates to test the starter before shelling out the $$$$.
     
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    Think he should get some ball bearings?
     
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    Vyb serial chiller Gold

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    Sounds like the carburetor. 'Cept you ain't got one. :howdy:
     
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    Stew Nod Well-Known Member Banned User

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    I hate dealers....I may take it to work and tear it apart :(