Join Date: May 2012
Location: Prospect Heights
Three times the charm? No. I got the bike from the dealer, they said it's all good now.After replacing, plugs, wires, ignition module 4 weeks in the shop they say it's ready. Third time picking it up. they brought out the bike and it started without the choke, perfect just a dream I took it and needed to fill up. Stopped at the gas station 2 miles away from the shop. Filled up and shit! it won't start. Crank crank, nothing 3,4 , 10 tries nothing loud bang from the pipes and blue smoke from the carb. I started pushing it to the parking space and I pressed the start button - brrrrrrmmm perfect start and idle. I took it home 10 miles away. Killed the engine and restarted it -perfect, second time perfect. I parked it and this afternoon tried to start it and it did a little rough but it did. I ran it 2 miles and shut it off, tried to start it and nothing, cranks cranks strong crank and bammm loud backfire. I tried again and it started "catching" but died and again it started and ran super fine. I dont know what the hell! Dealer replaced all those parts, they also said they put on a used known working coil (I dont trust them) Bike went in for strong backfiring 4-5 times a day and starting issues. 500 bucks later they dont want to see me or the bike. I called the HD in Milwaukee to complain they told me there is very little they can do. I don't want to deal with the dealer anymore I want to get to the bottom of this and fix my bike. It has VH pipes with open filter. Carb was jetted by the previous owner and the bike ran super fine for 4 months untill one day when it started to backfire and having starting issues. Also I notice that when I start it or it idles, there is very little gas pressure coming out of front pipe a lot more from rear, once I hit the throttle it puts out lot more pressure same as the rear. Please help.