04 Sportster spitting stuff from carb breather

Discussion in 'Engine, Fuel and Exhaust' started by bezell, Aug 9, 2013.

  1. bezell

    bezell New Member

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    I hope I am posting this in the correct place. I just bought a 2004 Sportster that had been sitting for 2 years. It was running great when I picked it up. I parked it for 2 days and when I tried to start it today it was spitting gas and oil out of the carb breather and there were large amounts of smoke coming out of the pipes. Once I finally got it started there was no response on the throttle control. It would bog down and not rev up. It had a new carb put on it before I picked it up. Not sure what the problem is. I'm hoping you guys can help me. Thanks in advance!
     
  2. tourbox

    tourbox Senior Member

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    Sounds like the float may be sticking. You may have picked up some trash from the tank after sitting 2 yrs. What type carb. was put on it? Did a shop do the install? You may want to take it back to them.
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  3. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    Welcome to The Forum, can you post what type of carb it is for better answers?