Question about 1979 Harley Davidson XLH 1000 Sportster
I had a new motorcycle gas tank installed on my bike and I think the shop did not clean the inside of it and left the oily residue in the tank and just put gas in it. Now my bike stalls and I get smoke coming from the breather bolts. Could this be the problem?
Oily residue would not harm the engine...unless it had alot of dirt in it...was it a BRAND NEW tank, or refinished? A small ammount of oil in the fuel may make it smoke a little from the exhaust, and foul the plugs, but it would eventually go away as you refilled the tank.....do you have a fuel filter installed?....ALWAYS flush then new tank when you install...if it continues after another tank of gas , let me know and we will figure it out
Posted on Apr 19, 2009
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