2003 Softail

How you doing? I wanted to let you know I got my 2003 Softail running. It was the battery. When I pulled it, the install date was May 2008. Well passed its due date for replacement. After picking a new one up from the Harley shop, the bike fired up on first crank. A decent amount of black smoke can out of the exhaust pipes. After adjusting the idle screw the bike was running solid. I changed the oil and primary fluid and fired it back up and took it for a ride. It was about 30 degrees out at the time. Overall after the rebuild on the carb, re-jetting, and tuning the bike has never run better. I learned a lot through this process. Fix My Hog was my guide.