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Fuel tap stuck - XLH Sportster 883 Hugger Harley Davidson Motorcycles

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Hi Anonymous, they make rebuild kits for the fuel valve. Good luck

Posted on May 11, 2015

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85 xj700 has spark and compression but won't start


the unit missing id fuel so check for injector operation or fuel into the carbies
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It certainly sounds like the needle valve is stuck.
If it is a gravity feed fuel system and a normal carburettor it sounds a particularly bad design not being equipped with a petrol tap to isolate the supply when the machine isn't in use. Gravity fed designs without a fuel tap would typically place the fuel level below the engine inlet ports to prevent that potentially dangerous and/or expensive type of flooding. The surplus fuel would then run from the carburettor float chamber vent which if it presented any immediate danger would be piped away.

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drain your fule tank to nearly empty if you can,, if not pull fule pipe off cards and blow hard up fule pipe into tank, (with fule tap open) you should here bubbles in the tank,,if not its the tank fule tap or filter,,,,if you do here bubbles and fule runs freely from pipe when fule tap is turned on the problem is in the card its the flote neadle stuck,, strip card and clean it all out,, dont poke wire into any jets,, you will only do more harm than good, take your time and put it all back as you took it apart

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