2003 Road King will not start, blowing black smoke from air intake?

Discussion in 'General Harley Davidson Topic' started by Big Ern, Aug 26, 2012.

  1. Big Ern

    Big Ern New Member

    I recently took a 10 day ride, in preperation I changed my oil, tranny fluid, and oiled my K&N filter. The first day I found that my bike would only start 4 ot of 5 times. It would start......but not right away. Day 2: bike wouldn't start and I was worried about draining battery, gave it some throttle and it started, but it ran rough for a couple minutes. I was on the back roads, so the next few days same thing: started most of the time, ran lousy if I had to give it fuel when starting, and started blowing black smoke from pipes. Last day make it home, but it stalled out at a light and blew a large black smoke bomb out of air intake. Any ideas???
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  2. Dswartz

    Dswartz Active Member

    FI or Carb?

    Did the bike run normal prior to the oil change and service?

    Was the bike recently removed from storage? old fuel?
  3. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member