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fastedm
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need a starting point to find problem...........59 FLH

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Post by fastedm » Sun Jun 08, 2008 2:36 pm

Hi all: was riding yesterday... at 60 mph she was purring as she normally does.....heard a clank from the bottom end and she shut down.......kicked her through to make sure she wasn't locked up.....cut the switch back on, kicked and she fired back up.......idles fine but , when i give her throttle she pops out of the front cylinder with a big cloud of black smoke.............any help would greatly appreciated.................Ed



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#2

Post by Panacea » Sun Jun 08, 2008 3:27 pm

Could it be a loose valve seat? if it just does it after she warms up that could be it.....

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#3

Post by steve_wood » Sun Jun 08, 2008 3:37 pm

Being ultra conservative, I would pull the front head and have an expert look at it. You might end up with a catastrophic failure if you keep running it....

steve

fastedm
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Post by fastedm » Sun Jun 08, 2008 3:46 pm

shes due for a top end any how....so sound like that's what ill do......didn't think it was a simple fix like points...... and no way I'm running her until i get the cause nailed down......

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Post by DaveSwanson » Sun Jun 08, 2008 3:56 pm

Keep us up to date with what you find!

fastedm
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Post by fastedm » Sun Jun 08, 2008 4:38 pm

Will do.......going to be 98 in the shade today...so it will be a night time project......I'm 70 over on the top end,got a bud that's going to hook me up with a standard set of jugs and piston for $300....i will let you guys know what that front head looks like.......thanks for the info...........Ed

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