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1996 harley sportster. It idles fine but when going it acts like it isn't getting enough gas.

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First check for a leak around your manifold. You may just have an intake leak. Shine a flashlight between your jugs and see if their is black sooth around your manifold where it joins the jugs. The guy above doesnt have a clue. It really does sound like an intake leak.

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Low on power, gutless? get your compression tested before anything else in case worn bores or leaky valves, easy job as plug holes clear to get at.

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