carb question???

Discussion in 'Dyna Models' started by Ian Wayne, Jan 19, 2009.

  1. Ian Wayne

    Ian Wayne Member

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    My 02 wide glide has a back fire or cough during decelleration when its hot,also when i twist the throttle sometimes at idle,hot or cold? Is it running too rich,or too lean?? I've noticed the rear spark plug is alot darker than the front..the gaps are fine.Any tips would be greatly appreciated..Thanx Ian..
     
  2. glider

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  3. Ian Wayne

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    Thanks Glider for the reply. I'm going to do the jetting after I check for a intake leak and move the clean plug to the back cylinder and run it and see how it comes out.Great tips and info links, thanks very much!! I'll keep you posted...Ian.
     
  4. STEVE07

    STEVE07 Well-Known Member Staff Member Super Moderators

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    Glider I read the tip ,but for years on the race car as well as on bikes and diesels we have used water with a touch of dishsoap and it works great! No worries in a heated condition of starting a fire it has happened at the track with WD 40. The dishsoap thickens it up just enought that it doesn't cause a piston to emplode if you have a bad air leak at high temperatures
     
  5. Ian Wayne

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    Hey Steve. I was going to mention the soap trick as well i don't know how many times i've seen my brother work on race car carbs and use it?He also uses it on the diesel bus engines he fixes at work.Great to see your from Kitchener,were almost neighbours..Ian..
     
  6. STEVE07

    STEVE07 Well-Known Member Staff Member Super Moderators

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    Nice to meet you ,maybe we can hook up soon
     
  7. fuzzman121

    fuzzman121 New Member

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    Hey Ian

    Nice ride and I think you solved your problem.

    Maybe I will see you at the bike expo here in London in early Feb.

    Fuzz