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Can a back fire cause motor to jump time

I went out for a short ride , filled up with fuel , hit the starter , boom a big back fire , it has done this before with no problems .bike would start sounded like running on one cylinder .then it wouldn't start @ all . bike has 12,700 miles .thanks for any help .

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If its a twin cam maybe ..sounds like a bent/burnt valve/////try easy stuff first like spark plugs...wires..battery..you need 12.6 volts to run and charge

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Buy a new battery.

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SOURCE: Bike running rough 96 Wide Glide

check plugs and wires, also coil my be weak, sometimes a bad ground will cause this also and weak battery. I've had these problems before on my older Harleys that I built

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Sounds like it jumped time.. Check your timing ..

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One more thing to try...loosen the gas cap when it starts misbehaving. If the tank is losing its vent, then it can act that way.

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do u have the correct spark plug the one recommended by the manufacturer

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