engine cutting out

Discussion in 'Engine, Fuel and Exhaust' started by tucks, Mar 13, 2009.

  1. tucks

    tucks Member

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    when i start the engine on my fatboy unless i keep the throttle on it cuts right out it wont tick over how do i change this?
    and also i checked when i started it up i took out the plugs which were new and thay were black with carbon how do i change this also thankyou
     
  2. glider

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    Why not fill in your avatar area to include the year of bike and if it is carb or FI?

    Plugs will usually look black after a start until they warm up to operating temps.
     
  3. tucks

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    ok but do you know how to stop it cutting out?
     
  4. glider

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    Probably could offer some suggestions if you mentioned if it is carbed or FI.
     
  5. tucks

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    sorry its carb
     
  6. glider

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    is that the screw by the carb i need to turn?also will that help the black smoke coming out the exhaust i think thats the mixture thats wrong