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Carb ploblem i have a 2000 fatboy .my plugs are jet black i need to rejet it but i dont know what type of carb i have .it is held on with 3 allen bolts it has a acceralter pump on it and when you take off the air filter and look straight in at the carb like a set of binoculars

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Sounds like you have a new style holley carb it is the only one thats fits that discription (s&s used to have one also, but discontinued it years ago.) you might try adjusting the accelerator pump so it squirts less gas in the engine apon accerellating that is the biggest culprit when you see carbon(black soot) in the carb you said you think it is jetting did you buy the bike used? if so ask the old owner what jets were installed and does he have any other jets if you can.

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