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Old 07-02-2019, 12:51 PM
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Other members have mentioned things that would match the dry plug symptom.

In case it helps:

(1) I recently had a bad battery on my SF. It would do that same thing where the voltage would be low, then suddenly jump higher. It failed right after I started the bike one day. It died immediately after it started and wouldn't even fire until I replaced the battery.

(2) I don't think you were were working on the coils before you had the problem, but I had the 12V coil wires backward on the SG Bagger when I first got her together. The symptoms were it would fire, but not start- so the symptoms don't match your problem, but JAT.

Good luck - We know you'll figure it out.
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