20 Most Recent 2005 Harley Davidson FLSTN- FLSTNI Softail Deluxe Questions & Answers


I have used a SOS pad before, use wet and rinse the tire often but don't scrub too hard.

2005 Harley... | Answered on Jun 02, 2018


Hi Anonymous, always check your instrument fuses first also you could have a faulty sending unit or guage, there could be a problem with your wiring. On models with the fuel gauge posing as a left hand fuel cap the gauge is a press fit do not try to unscrew it, simply ample force lift up in a rocking motion to remove gauge. Disconnect wires to the gauge and with a set of positive and negative jumpers from the battery connect the positive jumper and flash the negative, gauge should peg full, if not replace gauge. With a test light check for power to the sending unit and gauge, then remove the sending unit and manually operate the float arm slowly with the correct wiring hooked up to the fuel gauge and sending unit and the ignition on, the gauge should respond accordingly if not replace the float arm assembly. For a free wiring diagram please visit the website below. Good luck and have nice day.

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2005 Harley... | Answered on Jun 29, 2015


Hi Spinner3507, and the usual suspects are:
1. Idle speed improperly adjusted.
2. Intake manifold air leak.
3. Loose low speed jet.
4. Contaminated or plugged low speed system.
5. Enrichner valve not seated or leaking.
6. Leaking accelerator pump.
Good luck and have nice day.

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2005 Harley... | Answered on Jun 28, 2015


Hi 1lawolfe1, on a Softail remove seat and directly behind the battery is a black plastic box. The cover slides up and off revealing the starter relay and the system/fuel pump relay for you injected folks and the various assorted circuit fuses. Good luck and have nice day.

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2005 Harley... | Answered on Jun 28, 2015


Hi Hciancio, try performing the following tests:
1. Fill acid type batteries to proper levels.
2. Charge battery overnight at 1-2 amps you need 12.5 volts or better after charging.
3. Hook up battery positive cable, then with your multimeter on the milliamp scale connect one lead to the negative battery post and the other lead to the ground cable. Meter should read 3 milliamps or less, 10 milliamps with a radio, 15 milliamps with radio and CB. If your meter reads higher you need to isolate the circuit by pulling fuses and circuit breakers one at a time and observe meter for drop in aprerage then get out your test light and track down the short in that circuit.
3. Make sure all connections are clean and tight especially the negative cable at "BOTH" ends.
4. Hook up volt meter to battery and start engine, if meter falls below 9.5 v while cranking replace battery.
5. With engine running at 3600 RPM battery should read 14.3-14.7 volts if not continue tests.
6. Unplug voltage regulator from alternator at crankcase by front of primary cover.
7. To test voltage regulator go to: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F8EjV0IjW9Q
8. With ohm meter, one lead grounded, touch alternator pin meter should read infinity, if not replace stator.
9. With ohm meter, both leads touching alternator pins meter should read 0.1 to 0.2 ohms on 1989 and later models. 0.2 to 0.4 ohms 1988 and earlier models, if not replace stator.
10. With volt meter set on AC scale, both leads touching alternator pins meter should read
16 to 20 volts AC for every 1000 RPM'S 1989 and later and 19 to 26 volts AC for every 1000 RPMS. If not replace rotor.
17. For a free wiring diagram please visit the website below. Good luck and have nice day.
Harley Davidson Wiring Diagrams and Schematics

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2005 Harley... | Answered on Jun 28, 2015


Hi Clarksrdk, for more information about your question please visit the websites below. Good luck and have nice day.
Cycles Capacities and Fluid Requirements Fork Filling Quantities

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2005 Harley... | Answered on Jun 28, 2015


Hi Cr_rds, for more information about your question please visit the websites below. Good luck and have nice day.
Harley Davidson CV Carburator rebuild and float adjustment ep 18 eng Roma...

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2005 Harley... | Answered on Jun 28, 2015


Hi Kmeyer6595, and the usual suspects are:
1. Idle speed improperly adjusted.
2. Intake manifold air leak.
3. Loose low speed jet.
4. Contaminated or plugged low speed system.
5. Enrichner valve not seated or leaking.
6. Leaking accelerator pump.
Good luck and have nice day.

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2005 Harley... | Answered on Jun 28, 2015


Hi Mchavira457, it's too bad you can't find the very first and best tool you ever bought for your Harley Davidson. Despair not, for a mere $6.50 you may be able to download another one from the website below. Good luck and have nice day. Harley Davidson Manuals Mark Workshop

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2005 Harley... | Answered on Jun 28, 2015


Hi Miv76, call, take a ride or trailer your bike over to your local dealers service/parts department, I'm sure they will be happy to take your Harley Davidson for a test ride if necessary/possible and offer professional advice and assistance concerning your issue. Good luck have a nice day.

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2005 Harley... | Answered on Jun 28, 2015


Hi Youngwillows, for more information about your question please visit the websites below. Good luck and have nice day.
Harley Diagnostic Codes 04 to Present

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2005 Harley... | Answered on Jun 28, 2015


Hi Mbillings09, call, take a ride or trailer your bike over to your local dealers service/parts department, I'm sure they will be happy to take your Harley Davidson for a test ride if necessary/possible and offer professional advice and assistance concerning your issue. Good luck have a nice day.

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2005 Harley... | Answered on Jun 28, 2015


Hi Jerry, try performing the following tests:
1. Fill acid type batteries to proper levels.
2. Charge battery overnight at 1-2 amps you need 12.5 volts or better after charging.
3. Hook up battery positive cable, then with your multimeter on the milliamp scale connect one lead to the negative battery post and the other lead to the ground cable. Meter should read 3 milliamps or less, 10 milliamps with a radio, 15 milliamps with radio and CB. If your meter reads higher you need to isolate the circuit by pulling fuses and circuit breakers one at a time and observe meter for drop in aprerage then get out your test light and track down the short in that circuit.
3. Make sure all connections are clean and tight especially the negative cable at "BOTH" ends.
4. Hook up volt meter to battery and start engine, if meter falls below 9.5 v while cranking replace battery.
5. With engine running at 3600 RPM battery should read 14.3-14.7 volts if not continue tests.
6. Unplug voltage regulator from alternator at crankcase by front of primary cover.
7. To test voltage regulator go to: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F8EjV0IjW9Q
8. With ohm meter, one lead grounded, touch alternator pin meter should read infinity, if not replace stator.
9. With ohm meter, both leads touching alternator pins meter should read 0.1 to 0.2 ohms on 1989 and later models. 0.2 to 0.4 ohms 1988 and earlier models, if not replace stator.
10. With volt meter set on AC scale, both leads touching alternator pins meter should read
16 to 20 volts AC for every 1000 RPM'S 1989 and later and 19 to 26 volts AC for every 1000 RPMS. If not replace rotor.
17. For a free wiring diagram please visit the website below. Good luck and have nice day.
Harley Davidson Wiring Diagrams and Schematics

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2005 Harley... | Answered on Jun 28, 2015


Hi Travis, you have 1 gallon of fuel left. Have nice day.

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2005 Harley... | Answered on Jun 28, 2015


Hi Kirk, when checking for spark the CKP needs to measure the compression bump in order to send the correct signal to the ICM/ECM so always check for spark with either a third plug grounded or lift the end of the plug boot 1/2 " off one of spark plugs that are in the head. and the usual suspects are:
1. Fuel tank empty
2. Fuel supply valve turned off.
3. Fouled spark plugs.
4. Engine flooded with gasoline as a result of over use of enrichner.
5. Fuel valve or filter clogged.
6. Vacuum hose to automatic fuel supply valve disconnected, leaking, or pinched.
7. Discharged battery, loose or broken battery connections especially the negative cable at "BOTH" ends
8. Loose wire connection at coil, battery or plug between ignition sensor and module.
9. Spark plug cables in bad condition and shorting, spark plug cable connections loose,
or cables connected to wrong cylinders.
10. Ignition timing incorrect due to faulty ignition coil, ignition module, or sensors " Manifold Absolute Pressure" "Camshaft Position Sensor" "Crank Position Sensor" "Brake Apply Sensor
11. Engine lubricant to heavy ( winter operation )
12. Sticking or damaged valves or push rod wrong length.
13. Primary cam sproket spline sheared or missing spacer.
14. Security alarm system not disarming.
For a primary suspect please visit the website below. Good luck and have nice day.Harley Diagnostic Codes 04 to Present
Set Change Override Transport Harley Security Alarm PIN Code No Key Fob...

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2005 Harley... | Answered on Jun 27, 2015


Hi Juan, popping, coughing, spitting, or backfiring through the carburator or induction module can be caused by air getting sucked in combustion chamber do to bad intake seals leaking. Leaking exhaust gaskets can also be suspect. Remove air cleaner and backing plate, while engine is idling spray WD-40 or Brake Kleen around intake manifold to head area, if RPM's increase you have an intake leak and seals need to be replaced, also spark plugs will be burning whiter than normal. Good luck and have nice day.

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2005 Harley... | Answered on Jun 27, 2015


Hi Anonymous, for more information about your question please visit the websites below. Good luck and have nice day.
SMART Key Fob Programming
Set Change Override Transport Harley Security Alarm PIN Code No Key Fob...

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2005 Harley... | Answered on Jun 27, 2015


Hi Anonymous, and the usual suspects are:
1. Improperly loaded motorcycle. Non standard equipment on the front end such asheavy radio receivers, extra lightning equipment or luggage tends to cause unstable handling.
2. Incorrect air suspension pressure.
3. Damaged tire(s) or improper front-rear tire combination
4. Irregular or peaked front tire tread wear.
5. Incorrect tire pressure.
6. Shock absorber not functioning normally.
7. Loose wheel axle nuts.
8. Excessive wheel hub bearing play.
9. Improper vehicle alignment.
10.Steering head bearings improperly adjusted.
11. Tire and wheel unbalanced.
12. Rims and tires out of round or eccentric with hub.
13. Rims and tires out-of-true sideways.
14. Shock absorber improperly adjusted.
15. Worn engine stabilizer links.
16. Damaged rear engine isolation mounts.
17. Swing arm pivot shaft nut improperly tightened or assembled.
Good luck and have nice day

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2005 Harley... | Answered on Jun 27, 2015


Hi Anonymous, for more information about your question please visit the websites below. Good luck and have nice day.
Steering Head Bearing Adjustment Harley Davidson Road King

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2005 Harley... | Answered on Jun 27, 2015


Hi Anonymous, here are your axle torque specifications for all late models 2000 and up where applicable.
1. Front axle nut 50-55 ft lbs.
2. Front fork slider cap nuts 11-15 ft lbs.
3. Front fork pinch bolt 30-35 ft lbs.
4. Rear axle nut 60-65 ft lbs.
Good luck and have nice day.

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2005 Harley... | Answered on Jun 26, 2015

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