1200 XLC shut down

Discussion in 'Sportster Models' started by captain cayos, Dec 30, 2013.

  1. captain cayos

    captain cayos New Member

    I went riding the other day on my 1200XLC custom. everything was going great when all of a sudden my bike shut down. all my lights still work but nothing else. No ignition, no starter, nothing. any ideas as to where to start with my diagnoses? the battery is good. Please help
  2. Bodeen

    Bodeen Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

    Battery cables need removed, checked , cleaned and refastened. Remember cables have two ends. Let us know what you find.

    Welcome to the forum!
  3. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Guest

    Check for voltage at the starter cables and kill switch, Always start at battery first and work out thru each system:s
  4. captain cayos

    captain cayos New Member

    Thanks guys for the advice. I checked and cleaned my battery leads to the starter and to ground. I ended up changing the 15amp fuses and she wants to start now. (they looked good when I checked them originally) I have a bunch of stuff to put back together now before I really try it (stuff was dirty and needed cleaned anyway) but will get back to you with results. Any idea what would cause fuse to blow?
  5. mdouglas71

    mdouglas71 Member

    Probably a short? Maybe a loose wire or contact somewhere...
    Also be sure to make sure your battery is hooked up nicely. I had one time where my battery connector would loosen off while riding..
  6. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Guest

    A short in wiring, and or too much draw and resistance in wiring would cause too much heat and could cause a fuse to blow to protect the circuit. Loose connections at the battery will cause the cables to get hotter and cause a bigger drain on the battery JMO
  7. Nikko684

    Nikko684 Active Member

    That does it, I'm putting a box of fuses in my saddle bags.....