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Purchased a 04 BD chopper less than a day ago and left me walking

Discussion in 'Technical' started by Chopperadam, May 26, 2018.

  1. SB03chopper

    SB03chopper Active Member
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    That is the thing with these bikes, but it will get better, before long you'll start to trust them. The Gremlins will leave, and watch the water, as they will multiply real fast. I wash mine, have not seen any yet, but I had a new brain put into mine right after I bought it.
     
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    That's common, go to a mechanic and the noise stops with any vehicle. "But I swear it was doing it" Happened to me the other day on one of my work trucks aaanndd just as soon as I got it back yep it started the noise
     
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    After a few phone calls with mr. wright testing ignition module cam sensor cleaned and greased all connections. Coil tested bad!! Should have the new one tomoro and get this dog back on the highway!!!! Once again a shout out to me.wright for all his time, help and patience!!
     
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    ..... sideline question pertinent to the subject: I have a 2000 Bulldog with a Thunderheart ignition module, no issues, but I bought an additional module as a 'spare' .... but it is different from the original one. It is shaped differently, although also a Thunderheart. What would be the difference.?
     
  5. KnotSo

    KnotSo No Time or Patience for Drama or Disrespect.
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    Any parts you need for your Big Dog can be had at Wild Steed Worx, owned by a long time multiple Big Dog Owner who is an original Big Dog Biker Forum Member and all around great guy.
     
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    I have an O4 Chopper. Replaced my EHC with a plug and play wire box from Speedwerx. Cost bout $550 or there abouts.
    Try to keep the bike original. These are good bikes once you get that problem fixed.


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  8. Chopperadam

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    UPDATE: after replacing the coil finding out the hard way it wasn’t bad. (Local Harley Davidson store told me they tested it and it was junk) it was my cam sensor!! Replaced that and have been riding all weekend with out a problem!!!
     
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    :old2::old2:.
     
  10. BULL74

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    Call Dead One Customs get their wiring harness and fix the bike forever, I just got my first bigdog 05 chopper last year and replaced it before it got me and my clutch went 5th ride on it- get bandit machine works clutch and fix the flaws the bike came with and then it will be the bike it was meant to be... one that rides
     
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    Did yours have the green dynatek coil? They don’t seem to be a very good coil. I just replaced mine with an accel brand dual fire with 50000 volts for 80 dollars and something. Definitely a noticeable difference
     
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