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2016 sportster Iron 883 steering problem

When standing still works great full lock left/right.when in motion to turn corner feels heavy and stiff?

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Hi, Sam and the usual suspects are:
1. Improperly loaded motorcycle. Non-standard equipment on the front end such as heavy radio receivers extra lighting equipment or luggage tends to cause unstable handling.
2. Incorrect air suspension pressure.
3. Damaged tires or improper front-rear tire combination.
4. Irregular or peaked front tire tread wear.
5. Incorrect tire pressure.
6. The shock absorber is not functioning normally.
7. Loose wheel axle nuts. Torque to recommended specifications.
8. Excessive wheel hub bearing end play.
9. Improperly vehicle alignment.
10. Steering head bearings improperly adjusted.
11. Tire and wheel unbalanced.
12. Rims and tires are out-of-round or eccentric with the hub.
13. Rims and tires are out-of-true sideways.
14. Loose spokes.
15. Shock absorber improperly adjusted.
16. Worn engine stabilizer links.
17. Damaged rear engine isolation mounts.
18. Swing arm pivot shaft improperly tightened or assembled.
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Posted on Nov 21, 2019

Testimonial: "none of the answers you listed above have I got.there is nothing on front of bike that's been added since I brought it brand new in 2016.i was wondering if steering lock as got stuck,i never have used it."

  • Gregg Mahin
    Gregg Mahin Nov 23, 2019

    Hi, Sam my next suggestion would be to take it to your local Dealership, sorry I couldn't be of more help

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SOURCE: 2000 harley sportster 883,speedometer wont work

If you're lucky it might be the Sensor. This is located in the top of the gearbox casing just below the starter. This is a hall effect device and as such is magnetic. It can pick up metal fragments from inside the gearbox. Its held in by a single screw. It can be a bit fiddly to remove. Take it out and remove any debris from the magnetic body.
If not the sensor, then it would probably be best to substitute in a working speedo. Be careful though because the speedo post 2004 is not compatible (after that the bike has a computer). Make sure any replacement speedo is 1995 to 2003.

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Anonymous

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SOURCE: 2000 Harley Davidson XLC Sportster 883 won't start

the heat from the bulb being continiuosly on may have melted a wire inside your headlight?

Posted on Jan 27, 2010

jamie

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SOURCE: 03 883 sportster i need to locate and change the

check your batery fuses b4 you invest in a new stator assembly

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Anonymous

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SOURCE: I have a 03 883 sportster cranks over but doesn't fire

Are you getting spark? I know this seems obvious but check the kill switch if this particular model has one.

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Scott

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SOURCE: Sportster 883 speedometer issue

Check the grounds the are known to vibrate loose.

Posted on May 25, 2009

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