S&S super E question

Discussion in 'Engine, Fuel and Exhaust' started by mychevy99, Sep 5, 2012.

  1. mychevy99

    mychevy99 Member

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    Hi. I have a S&S super E on my sportster. I was chasing a couple problems, popping on acceleration, erratic idle. I sprayed some carb cleaner on the mixture screw, and it died. Means to me, air leak. So I touch the screw, and I can wiggle it. It's loose in the threads. My question is, would it be more likely that the screw needs replacing, or would the threads in the carb body be toast? I didn't take the time to pull the screw out and look at it yet. I was too hot and aggravated at the moment.
     
  2. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    http://www.hdtalking.com/archive/t-1261.html Here is a good place to start. You can use the search box for more tips in the self help section, or to read more threads on carbs
     
  3. fin_676

    fin_676 Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    Although i have no experience with the S&S carbs normally the mixture screw has a spring that applies tension to the screw to stop it from rotating easily and perhaps the spring is missing or has snapped

    Brian
     
  4. mychevy99

    mychevy99 Member

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    spring is still there. i will check that link see if that helps.