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Bamsambo
post May 19 2014, 05:38 PM
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Spittin' and sputterin', won't idle, won't accelerate. Backfires. Seems like a vacuum leak at that cheap ass gasket between the carb and the intake. Gonna tear the carb off this weekend and rebuild and replace gaskets. If that doesn't fix it I'll have to send it to my Indie to check the electronics. Damn Harleys.
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post May 19 2014, 05:52 PM
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Sorry to hear she's down, I hope you get it figured out soon.
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post May 19 2014, 05:57 PM
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put a rubber hose on the end of your propane torch and wand it around the intake gaskets to see if it smoothes out the engine
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post May 19 2014, 07:00 PM
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QUOTE(wholehog @ May 19 2014, 05:57 PM) *
put a rubber hose on the end of your propane torch and wand it around the intake gaskets to see if it smoothes out the engine


Be sure to light it first!! (IMG:style_emoticons/default/whistling.gif) (IMG:style_emoticons/default/hysterical.gif)

Good Luck, Sammy. Sorry, Bro!
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post May 19 2014, 07:44 PM
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Sorry, hope you can get it figured out.
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post May 19 2014, 08:56 PM
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You'll get it figured out pretty quick. No sweat. You'll be back on 2 in no time.
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post May 19 2014, 09:48 PM
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Just recently solved that problem myself by changing the headlight fuse (IMG:style_emoticons/default/whistling.gif)
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post May 19 2014, 10:10 PM
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Want to borrow mine? My finger will not be ready for riding for 2-3 weeks more at least.
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post May 19 2014, 11:25 PM
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Sammy, another couple of weeks and you are going to join us unemployed worthless bums, Soooo, while you have a job, credit rating, and an income it is time for a NEWWWWWWWWW BIKEEEEEEE. Think how good you will look blasting down the road on that shiny new Ultra, or Road Glide!!! Maybe you can join us ultra oldsters and TRIKE IT!




Good Luck my friend




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post May 20 2014, 06:09 AM
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You meet the nicest people on a Honda (IMG:style_emoticons/default/whistling.gif)
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post May 20 2014, 06:17 AM
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I'm with Lou on this test but never used propane. If the intake gasket is leaking the motor should increase in rpm's and smooth out. I tried to tell Gary this and wondered what he finally found out on his bike repair but he never came back to explain what his problem was. Keep us posted Sammy on what you find.
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post May 20 2014, 08:36 AM
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good luck on a speedy recovery ...
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post May 20 2014, 08:10 PM
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TalkfuckenNice to it Sammy, its given you a lot of good runs...
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post May 20 2014, 11:04 PM
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Sorry to hear that, Sammy....


But, better now than on the road in a few weeks....


Good Luck.... I think your right about the gaskets...
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post May 26 2014, 12:00 PM
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Well, did you finger it out???
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post May 26 2014, 04:25 PM
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Got it fixed. Pulled the tank so I could see everything. The gasket between the intake Y and the carb was all jacked up, leaking bad. Pulled and rebuilt the carb, replaced the gaskets, seals, accelerator pump etc. and polished the diaphragm slide. Runs real smooth now.
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post May 26 2014, 04:32 PM
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Good Deal, Sammy....

I'm glad you got it fixed.... (IMG:style_emoticons/default/thumbsup.gif)
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post Jun 19 2014, 07:50 PM
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Still think you should have dumped that old piece of shit, gone in debt (Especially now that you are retired) and bought a brand new shiny expensive Harley with all the electronic gizmos and a Catalytic Converter!!! Think of all the money you could have spent!!!




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post Jun 19 2014, 08:24 PM
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Sammy I'm glad you got her figured out, I'm looking forward to seeing you ride up on her this summer.
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post Jun 19 2014, 08:30 PM
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QUOTE(screwball @ Jun 19 2014, 08:50 PM) *
Still think you should have dumped that old piece of shit, gone in debt (Especially now that you are retired) and bought a brand new shiny expensive Harley with all the electronic gizmos and a Catalytic Converter!!! Think of all the money you could have spent!!!

I don't think so Steve, especially being debt free. I'm ridin' the last bike I will ever own. Besides, it's Mason's bike, he is just lettin' me ride it till I die. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/smile.gif)
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