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Hard Start and Backfire

I have a custom bike and it has a 1995 Harley engine, Sportster 883. The problem the bike is very hard to start and it coughs or back fires from the carburetor and sometimes from the exhaust. Do you think it’s the carburetor? I live in Denver Colorado thin air and high altitude. Via Email…

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Carb Spits

Daughter has a 2005 883 Sportster. Carb spits and sputters until it get really worked up. About 10 minutes. Cleaned carp and put new gaskets and new jet 1 size bigger. No change. Any advice? Via Email The condition you describe is often caused by, either, an intake leak, bike not charging (grounded stator), or…

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Idle Drop

Premium member. 2007 Harley Davidson Ultra Classic. When I first start out on the bike, she will backfire when down shifting and cut off when coming to a stop with the idle dropping from 10,000 to 0. After riding for about 10 miles, this problem usually subsides and she idles fine around 10,000 rpms. Any…

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Gas Smell and Engine Light

My bike runs great but every so often the engine light go’s on and I get a very strong gas smell. It also seems to run on one cylinder. After a few seconds the light goes off and every thing is fine. Lately the light will not go off and will continue to run on…

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Replace Your Intake Seals

I have a custom bike and it has a 1995 Harley engine from a Sportster 883, the problem the bike is very hard to start and it coughs or back fire from the carburetor and sometimes from the exhaust. Do you think it’s the carburetor? I leave in Denver Colorado thin air and high altitude.…

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Fresh Fuel in Your Harley

I have a 2001 Ultra Classic that won’t run right at a medium speed of about 2000 to 2500 rpm. My Harley starts to miss and wants to die. Via Phone Check for Harley trouble codes. Check your charging system. Check for an intake leak. Do you have fresh fuel in your Harley? New spark…

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HD Charging System

Do you have anything on 2001 Ultra Classic that won’t run right at a medium speed of about 2000 to 2500 rpm that misses out and wants to die. Via Email Check for trouble codes. Check your HD charging system. Check for an intake leak. Fresh fuel? New spark plugs? Related Videos: Harley Error Code…

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Harley Carburetor

I have a 1999 Dyna Wideglide with only 36,000 miles on it. I only ride it a couple times a year because I ride my Ultra Classic most of the time. I’ve never had a problem with it until now it wont stay running unless I hold the choke out on the Harley carburetor. If…

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Springer Softail Fuel Injected

I have a 2004 Springer Softail fuel injected it runs fine at idle but when you get to about 1/4 throttle it cuts out and tries to die but if I twist past that it runs fine again. Anyone had this problem and if so what was it? Via Email Check for trouble codes. If…

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Twin Cam Intake Seals

In December I had the ignition module replaced on my 2002 Electra Glide Standard. I have noticed over the last few months [500] miles, that my gas mileage has decreased significantly [down to 120-140 miles per 5 gallon tank] My mechanic thought it could be the fuel enrichener starter valve and replaced it thinking that…

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