Hard to start

Discussion in 'Softail Models' started by dms0049, Sep 7, 2009.

  1. dms0049

    dms0049 New Member

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    I HAVE 07 FATBOY IT IS HARD TO START WHEN HOT, IT HAS PIPES AIRBOX AND DOBECK FUEL MANAGEMENT. IF I STOP FOR GAS AND ENGINE IS OFF FOR COUPLE MINUTES THIS IS WHEN HARD TO START, ANY SUGGESTIONS:p
     
  2. NEWHD74FAN

    NEWHD74FAN Experienced Member Retired Moderators

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    First of all welcome to the HDTalking forum, where there are plenty of riders and enthusiasts here to comment and help you troubleshoot and enjoy your ride a bit better.

    That said, we need a little more clarification...does the hard starting mean the engine turns over slower (starter drag or loading up) or it spins up at normal speed? Check battery and all primary connections...

    Do you hear the fuel pump "stir" and stop when you power up the ignition, BEFORE you hit the starter? Fuel is leaking back or loss of fuel "prime" so pump is cavitating or vapor lock in the closed fuel system...

    Were you low on fuel when it was hot or with a full tank? Obstruction in the line or you picked up bad gasoline...
     
  3. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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