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post Nov 5 2016, 09:06 PM
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The '01 SERG has an issue. Intermitent, OF COURSE!!!

Sometimes it runs perfectly, cold, warm or hot. Might ride all day with many stops with no issues. The NEXT time you start it she may puke all over itself. Misses terribly.

It took a half a day for Draago's Bike Works to find what 5 Harley dealers could not. Three (3) shorts to ground (intermitent). My Indy swears there is NOTHING "electrical" wrong with the bike.

He says it's the bolts pulling out from the jugs. I confess I don't even know how that works mechanically. Are they (head bolts) pressed into the jugs. Or, do they go all the way through the jugs?

The main question is, Have you EVER heard of this? Is this a feasible cause to the problem. Naturally, he recommends getting into the lower end as well since it's got over 90,000 miles on it.

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post Nov 5 2016, 09:32 PM
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Gee. I dunno. I hate shit like that. Bolts pulling out does not sound plausible to me. I mean how shitty are they making them for that to happen? I wish you luck. That bike owes you some comp time.
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post Nov 6 2016, 07:45 AM
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So the 3 ground shorts that Draagos found are not the cause of the problem? I know shit but it would seem to me if your bolts where pulling out of your jugs (seems un plausible unless acted on by a outside force such as over torquing) it would be a constant, not a comes and goes issue.
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post Nov 7 2016, 07:03 AM
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on that bike ... NOTHOING surprises me ...




Glad you have finally found the problem ..




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post Nov 7 2016, 07:52 AM
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Early Evo's had a stud pulling out of the cases problem also.
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post Nov 8 2016, 07:03 AM
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QUOTE(Fgowi @ Nov 5 2016, 09:06 PM) *
The '01 SERG has an issue. Intermitent, OF COURSE!!!

Sometimes it runs perfectly, cold, warm or hot. Might ride all day with many stops with no issues. The NEXT time you start it she may puke all over itself. Misses terribly.

It took a half a day for Draago's Bike Works to find what 5 Harley dealers could not. Three (3) shorts to ground (intermitent). My Indy swears there is NOTHING "electrical" wrong with the bike.

He says it's the bolts pulling out from the jugs. I confess I don't even know how that works mechanically. Are they (head bolts) pressed into the jugs. Or, do they go all the way through the jugs?

The main question is, Have you EVER heard of this? Is this a feasible cause to the problem. Naturally, he recommends getting into the lower end as well since it's got over 90,000 miles on it.

Comments, suggestions?



I call bullshit on the studs pulling out. Those things must have 3" of threads on each end. You didn't build some monster motor with insane compression. You don't even put that many miles on it. With all the shorts that have been found on that bike over time, maybe it should have gotten a completely new wire loom.
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post Nov 8 2016, 09:37 AM
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Thanks Clay. Yeah. "T" is the only rider since 2011. No way it's seen 5 grand on the tach. 4 is probably tops. Does have some miles but a recurring short seems most likely to me.

However, the guy is about the best in the area, IMHO. I think I'll just bring it home. It's "waiting" for me to tear it down. That will be a couple grand. Ugh!!

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