88 Tour Glide Classic wont idle, back fires when I come to a stop

Discussion in 'Touring Models' started by halos02, Jul 24, 2011.

  1. halos02

    halos02 New Member

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    I just bought this bike and it wont idle, it back fires when I come up to a stop. What is wrong?
     
  2. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    Carb or intake leak, check the self help section for more:s
     
  3. dbmg

    dbmg Experienced Member

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    Do you have any history on bike. Any modifications or updates done to bike that you are aware of. The more info to work with the better responses you will receive. We have some experts here that are very familiar with your vintage...:)
     
  4. HDDon

    HDDon Experienced Member Contributor Retired Moderators

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    How about telling us something about how your bike is set up. Do you know what carb your running and what pipes? It could well be an intake leak but the more we know about the set up the easier it will be to give you some suggestions on how to proceed.
     
  5. Fossil

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    Ditto on more information. I have a 1988 Tour Glide also and wonder if you have the stock Kehein butter fly carb on it. If you do then take it off and see how far you can throw it. That is a lousy carb and easily replaced with a CV, S&S, Mikuni, etc.
     
  6. dbmg

    dbmg Experienced Member

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    Your reply really made me.....:lolrolling