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02 v rod idles rough and sputters

Down shifting and coasting get sputtering...sit at a red light idles rough and stalls......rpm needle jumping around.....feels like misfiring....

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  • JUBAL SPENCER
    JUBAL SPENCER Jan 19, 2013

    If i install a power commander or somthing similar will this be the same as remapping the fuel?

  • JUBAL SPENCER
    JUBAL SPENCER Jan 20, 2013

    no codes appear when this is happening

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Hi Jubal, and the usual suspects are:
1. Spark plugs in bad condition or partially fouled.
2. Spark plug cables in bad condition or leaking.
3. Spark plug gap to close or to wide.
4. Faulty ignition coil, module and or sensor.
5. Battery nearly discharged.
6. Damaged wire or loose connections at battery terminals,
ignition coil, or plug between ignition sensor and module.
7. Intermittent short circuit due to damaged wire insulation.
8. Water or dirt in fuel system, carburetor or filter.
9. Fuel tank vent system plugged or carburetor vent line closed off.
10. Carburetor controls misadjusted.
11. Damaged carburetor.
12. Loose or dirty ignition module connector at crankcase.
13. Faulty MAP, CKP, and or CMP sensors.
14. Incorrect valve timing.
15. Weak or broken valve springs.
16. Damage intake or exhaust vale.
For a prime suspect please visit website below and good luck:
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

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SOURCE: bike is stalling

Your going to have to determine if its an electrical problem or a fuel problem. Could be bad plugs a loose wire, misadjusted carb or contaminated fuel or a pluged fuel line. and actually a few other things including a bad piton ring. I would start with the cheap and easy stuff. Drain the fuel tank, clean the fuel filter......see if that helps

Posted on Nov 17, 2008

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SOURCE: bike sputters at mid to high speed.

the ignition coil is going bad probably overheating

Posted on Mar 23, 2009

wd4ity
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SOURCE: 2005fatboy keeps sputtering and stalling out has

Could be a fuel line restriction, bad petcock, problem with the vacuum line to the petcock if this is a carburated engine. Could be something as simple as a bad gas cap. Try loosening the gas cap just a bit and ride to see if does it then. Loosen the right side tank cap.

If it's fuel infected, I'm sorry but I can't help you.

Posted on Oct 03, 2009

wd4ity
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SOURCE: Harley spits and sputters.

Unless an aftermarket device has been installed on your bike, you must take it to a dealer to get the fuel map reworked.

Posted on May 03, 2010

wd4ity
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SOURCE: 2003 LOW RIDER, BEEN SITTING FOR 9 MONTHS AND WHEN

I'd go buy a can of that "in the tank" carburetor and fuel injector cleaner and pour some in the fuel tank along with some fresh fuel. If this doesn't clear up your problem. A complete disassembly and cleaning of the carb may be called for.

Good Luck
Steve

Posted on Jul 08, 2010

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