Idles fine but fails to accelerate!

Discussion in 'Sportster Models' started by Iannyboy, Jul 18, 2008.

  1. Iannyboy

    Iannyboy Member

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    I have a 1989 sportster. Had if for a while now but recently started playing up. It seems to idle fine but when i go to accelerate it doesnt do anything and begins to stall. Just wondered if anyone knew what this could be? It has only happened a couple of times but then it will go, runs fine and doesnt miss a beat. Any help would be great :(
     
  2. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    Sounds like a fuel problem. Either jetting , accelerator pump problem or water in the fuel. Drain the carb float bowl and see if it persists.

    Look here and while you are there scan through the self help forum topics. They will answer many questions.

    Poor Performance With Carb Models - Harley Davidson Community
     
  3. Iannyboy

    Iannyboy Member

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    Thanks for your help