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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 07-22-2019, 08:29 PM Thread Starter
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I ride a 95 sporty 883 that has been popped out to 1200. I have heard all the girl bike/fag and homo comments to kill a horse so you can keep them to yourself.

I took it in a week ago had everything looked at to make sure she was ready for a longer ride than I have been on with her, about 9 hour ride to the coast so I could paint my grandmothers living room for her.

The guy did some basics, cleaned air filter, spark plug swap, changed turn signals to running light duos, changed oil sensor which has been leaking a bit, added air to tires, so on and so forth... one of the other things he had done is routed the breather hose from the super charger back into the super charger, I have always been told it needed to be routed to the front of the bike and it will spit oil there, before that the breather hose has been melted off and I had something on there that wasn’t correct.

Okay so I made it the whole way without any problems, but the other day going another 50 miles to another stop on our list the bike lost power, now the guy who worked on the bike told me he did something “don’t have the paperwork in front of me” to give me an extra 25% power ie which calculates into more speed, sooo I wanted to test it out, I opened it up quite a bit, came to a small town where the speed dropped to 45 and I dropped my speed knowing it’s a speed trap town, after the town I started back into 5th gear and after 55mph I would add throttle but it wouldn’t accelerate, it would rev up but no acceleration... I pulled in the clutch to down shift, and as I did the bike dies.

I pulled over to the side of the road downshifted all the way and started it up with no problem, went another 5 miles kind of chugging, I thought maybe I was low on gas so I switched to reserve and still chugging, went from going 45mph down to a speed zone of 20 and again as I pulled in the clutch she dies.

I road around town and bit the next day no problems... so trying to get some ideas... the reason I mentioned the rerouting of the breather hose back into the super charger is I was wondering while he said this was a “cleaner way of doing it so the oil becomes recycled” I wonder if it’s clogging my filter maybe.... I’m not a mechanic so don’t know.
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........now the guy who worked on the bike told me he did something dont have the paperwork in front of me to give me an extra 25% power ie which calculates into more speed,......
After a statement like that first thing I would do is get a mechanic.

By "supercharger" do you mean hypercharger?
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........now the guy who worked on the bike told me he did something “don’t have the paperwork in front of me” to give me an extra 25% power ie which calculates into more speed,......
After a statement like that first thing I would do is get a mechanic.

By "supercharger" do you mean hypercharger?
Well the guy that worked on it Has been working on Harley-Davidsons for 15 years he worked on it from his shop and the local Harley guys recommended him
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As for hypercharger or supercharger I have no idea it’s been called a supercharger by everyone I have talked to
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Did the Mechanic say he upped the "boost"?

Far better Wrenches on the board then me. But they will want to know what they are dealing with.
If you do not really know what you bought then a picture would help.

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Did the Mechanic say he upped the "boost"?

Far better Wrenches on the board then me. But they will want to know what they are dealing with.
If you do not really know what you bought then a picture would help.
I’ll get a picture when I get back to the in laws where my
Bike is, the mechanic said something to the point of he got me an extra 25% more power, I replied with so more speed when opened up he said yeap.
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" I have heard all the girl bike/fag and homo comments to kill a horse so you can keep them to yourself."

Its called humor around here. Being thin skinned will get you more of it.
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Its called humor around here. Being thin skinned will get you more of it.
Interesting, humor where I am from means it’s funny, thin skinned? Naw old nam vet told me growing up people call you a fag then you take them in the woods and make them swallow their own teeth.

That guy thought he was funny too... wonder who’s sense of humor is more funny
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I would try loosening the gas cap it may not be venting or if it’s the stock petcock the vacuum part may be messed up. As far as 25% more power that’s funny usually it takes a lot of money to gain that and running the breather back into the intake is definitely not better than running it to the the outside . I think you should find a new mechanic
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I have spent a LOT of money on several Harley's to increase the power. I've gotten a 25% increase, but the bike was pieces and parts for a while and I was eating cheese sandwiches to pay for the parts. With that said, I've not helped you at all. One part of your description about 5th gear, 55mph, add throttle revs up, but no speed increase, says the clutch is slipping. Many of us use different names for the same part, but Hypercharger and Supercharger cannot be interchanged. They are totally, completely different things. I know people that have been in the same business for decades and they are still incompetent.
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