So, if any one has any other suggestions or ideas, I hope my over eagerness hasn't dissuaded any one from help me out.
Didn’t see it in other replies, but my Sporty was doing similar things with the spitting and all, and doing a little research it looks like it might be a problem with the ignition module. Starts and idles fine, but spits intermittently while riding. Not a problem with gas or carb. Something to consider. Good luck.Hello new to forum and have already introduced myself.
I recently procured a 2003 100 year anniversary dyna low rider.
Our local Harley service shop was set back as the main mechanic was in an accident.
So any service is put on a back list and the time they are saying once the bike does get there is way way out.
Anyway, with that said. Bike has been sitting for a while when I bought it. It has 10K miles. 1st thing I did was buy new tires and inquire about them going through it. It does start but had trouble idling.
Decided I would attempt any service on it.
I changed all three oils, put in new plugs.
Siphoned out the old gas that was in tank.
But, when buying it last owner and I did start it up and cycled old gas through the bike.
Me and a trusted mechanic friend went through the carb and cleaned it thoroughly, adjusted the throttle cables. Got a lot of gunk out of the carb.
We were able to get it so on the first click of the ignition the bike would start up and idle just right.
So I took it out for a quick spin, and it is sputtering so bad, I barely went 3 blocks and was lucky to get it back to my garage.
Still fires up and idles just fine, but when I give it any throttle sitting it seems to be starving for fuel... like at higher rpms
If I feather it I can get it to do a little better as the rpms climb.
Am trying right now to buy a service manual but in the mean time, I am thinking about Siphoning the gas out once again, tear into the pet-cock valve checking for any thing in there and searching for where the fuel filter is.
Any other suggestions on where to go from here would be greatly appreciated,
Was about to mention just that.Nobody has mentioned intake leaks (common) as of yet - unless I missed it.
Definitely an interest here in hearing what you have to say.All over the place with diagnostics for this OP's bike ! I haven't chimed in yet because they're so many other knowledge sources looking at this thread ! Waiting to see where it goes before I open my mouth !
I think I posted this to the wrong thread. I've already chimed into this thread earlier.All over the place with diagnostics for this OP's bike ! I haven't chimed in yet because they're so many other knowledge sources looking at this thread ! Waiting to see where it goes before I open my mouth !
When you removed the main jet did the needle jet fall out at the same time ??? The symptom you described aligns with an upside down needle jet ! You can check this without taking the carb back apart. Remove the AC and look into the carb throat where the needle passes thru the jet. The top of the jet should appear concave not flat. That jet fits in either direction and the symptom you describe indicates the jet is installed upside down ! Maybe
YES!Well, upon further inspection, I did buy another carb...
Took it out to look at it and it appears to be in the same position as the needle jet on the bike.
I did start it up to spray starting fluid on intake seals, no change in operation.
But, when I gave her throttle it seemed to struggle most when I opened it up, could it be accelerator pump?
Would it be alright to take that loose from the carb and clean it where it is?