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Bad engin miss in the rain.

When it starts to rain my engin will run bad and want to stall on slow downs 2007 FLSTC

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Grab a can of WD40 and spray all the wiring you can get to... it repels water. if you want to troubleshoot it with the spray that's possible too. when it's doing that again... start spraying different areas of the electrical system... when it starts idling properly you have found the problem.
i'd start with the spark plug wires and coil

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