56 FLH - Won't Idle

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56 FLH - Won't Idle


Post by steve_wood » Mon Aug 23, 2010 10:27 pm

Okay, so we are now moved into our new home in Winnipeg. After several weeks of hard work getting the house set up (including building a mini-barn to get all the crap out of the garage), I was finally able to get back to work on the bike. First I installed the Barnett Scorpion clutch. Seems to work well, but we'll wait for the test drive.

So, here's the issue: The bike starts fairly easy. I'm getting it at the 2nd live kick, but it will only run at higher RPMs. If I let the throttle go down, it just dies.

Here's what I've checked so far:

- Intake leaks (none)
- Timing (done statically)

The low speed jet was set at 3.25 turns. I tried it at 4.25 and 5 turns, but always the same result. It seemed a little better at 2 turns out, but when I tried to adjust it with the engine running it died.

Any suggestions?


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