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1993 dyna wide glide has. Open port left side of carb should it have a rubber cap on it or a hose

Bike will not idle and when given fuel no acceleration bike dies

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Joe. if you didn't remove a hose then it shouldn't have fallen off. Sometimes there are nubs that stick out on the side of the carbs that look as if a hose should be attached, but there isn't one. It sounds as if the ports for the from the pilot jets are clogged.
If you remove the Pilot jet (the closest jet to the cylinder) and spray carb cleaner thru the hole that the jet was removed from it should come out in the neck of the carb and also directly under the front edge of the slide. If it comes thru both locations go to the back of the carb and spray the cleaner into the holes at the bottom of the opening and make sure one of them comes out of the hole for the pilot jet. when that happens make sure the jet itself is clean and reinstall it. Hopefully your problem is now solved. if not please post again.

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Vacuum routing for 1993 dyna wide glide I have one port left side of carb with no hose or cap what goes there

re check you will find it if it was there when you removed it !
otherwise put a cap on the open port but make shore itsnot a flot bowl breather

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1993 wide glide will not idle and dies when given accelarator

air leak intake mainfiold or tight valves ,check clearence &olso check carby not dirty or is full of water

Apr 18, 2014 | 2000 Harley Davidson FXDWG Dyna Wide Glide

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How do i adjust the idle on my 03 dyna wide glide

Hi Anonymous, on the right hand side of the carburator there is an idle adjusting screw with a spring behind it, turn screw clockwise to increase idle counter clockwise to decrease idle. There is also an air/fuel mixture screw inside a carb body lug that may or may not be plugged with an aluminum cap that's about 3/16" thick. This cap can be drilled out to acess the air/fuel mixture screw. Turning screw clockwise will lean out mixture and lower idle, turning screw counter clockwise will richen mixture and raise idle. You need to balance the two adjusting screws to obtain an idle of 950-1000 RPM then back out air/fuel mixture screw 1/4 turn, snap throttle to confirm responce, you may continue to back out air/fuel mixture screw untill desired throttle responce is achieved, if you see black smoke coming out of exhaust you have gone to far and need to turn screw back in 1/8 turn at a time. Good luck.

Aug 18, 2012 | 2003 Harley Davidson FXDWG Dyna Wide Glide

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Trying to locate instructions for husband trying to take off the carburetor of a 1997 HD dyna wide glide.

No problem. To remove the carb, take the air filter cover and the air filter element off. There are three screws in the backing plate and two large bolts, one on either side of the backing plate that screw into the head (may be covered with rubber discs). Take the large bolts out first then loosen the three screws that screw into the carburetor a few turns at a time on each one. The backing plate will come loose and the screws will stay in it. Then go to the choke cable and loosen the large nut on the backside of the bracket. Remove the cable from the bracket and let it hang loose. Then, loosen the throttle and idle cables at the throttle grip. Take the fuel hose off either at the carb or the fuel petcock. Wiggle the carb while pulling it away from the engine. Once the carb comes out of the intake, take the throttle cable and the idle cable out of the linkage on the carburetor. Disconnect the vacuum hose from the nipple on the backside. Guide the choke cable out while removing the carb from the engine. Now, he should have the carb in his hand. So, why does he want to take the carb off? The Kiehin CV carb is a very good carb and there is no need to change it. If the bike is not running because it's starving for fuel, check the vacuum operated petcock on the fuel tank. They go bad and will not let the fuel flow from the tank to the carb.

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My 2000 Harley Davidson Dyna Wide Glide will not stay running without full choke. The choke goes in by its self as it is running and it will stall. Any time you slow down to turn or stop the bike, it will...

Your problem is far more serious than something a little Sea Foam will fix. I would guess that your slow speed jet is clogged up or you have a major vacuum leak somewhere. Look for the vacuum hose that plugs onto the backside of the carb and see if it's come loose. But, if your bike is equipped with the vacuum operated petcock and it's evidently working, this is probably not the problem. You could have vacuum leaks at the intake to head junction as well. If the bike was allowed to sit up for an extended period of time, the gasoline left in the float bowl evaporated and left behind the "varnish" that has plugged up the jets. The carb needs to be completely disassembled and all the small passageways cleaned out by soaking it in a commercial carburetor cleaner.

Good Luck

Jul 15, 2011 | 2000 Harley Davidson FXDWG Dyna Wide Glide

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What is the factory setting of the idle mixture screw on a 1997 Dyna Wide Glide?

If your bike is equipped with the original Keihen CV carb, you should not be able to adjust the idle mixture as the mixture adjustment screw was covered by an "anti-tamper" plug from the factory. If someone has drilled this out, there has probably been some other modifications made as well. The initial setting for this carb is about 3 1/4 turn off the bottom.

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Apr 17, 2011 | 2000 Harley Davidson FXDWG Dyna Wide Glide

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2003 harley davidson fxdwg dyna wide glide is idling high. how do i adjust the choke?

The choke has nothing to do with the Idle. If the choke cable is too loose, there's a nut on the backside of the bracket where the knob is. You can tighten it just a bit but be careful, the parts are made of plastic and they break easily.

On your idle, if your bike is equipped with a carb, remove the air filter cover. At the top right of the carb is the throttle stop screw. Clockwise to increase the speed, Counterclockwise to decrease.

If your bike fuel injected, you'll have to take it to a shop to get the idle set, It's done electronically.

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Oct 03, 2010 | 2003 Harley Davidson FXDWG Dyna Wide Glide

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Sounds like you've got a vacuum leak somewhere. Either your intake seals or the carb seal is leaking air. Have you replaced the air filter housing? On the Evolution and later engines, the carb is designed as a "spigot seal" type carb. In other words, it just pushes into a seal instead of bolting on like the older carbs did. This means that the carb has to be aligned correctly or an air leak can occur around the seal. The air filter assembly is what holds the carb. into the seal and aligns the carb.

If you haven't messed with the air filter assembly there is one other thing that I've seen cause this problem. Your bike has two vacuum operated devices on it. One is the VOES switch and the other is the fuel petcock. The VOES switch is part of th igniton system and the petcock is the fuel valve on the fuel tank. The vacuum comes from either the carb or the intake manifold and is routed to the devices by a vacuum hose. Make sure this hose in connected to all three locations and has no holes in it. The vacuum hose to the petcock is on the backside of the petcock and the VOES is located on the bottom of the frame top tube under the fuel tank near the carb.

I have seen the vacuum operated petcock cause a vacuum leak in at least one occasion. Normally, when they go bad they just shut the fuel off to the carb and the engine won't run. But, I did have one that caused a severe vacuum leak and the bike acted exactly like you're describing. I took the petcock out of the tank. Drain the fuel first, not easy to do with the petcock being vacuum operated. I got a large funnel and held it under the petcock while I slowly unscrewed it. Once you have the petcock out, you'll see four small screws on the back side of it where the vacuum hose connects. Remove the screws and check the diagraphm behind the plate. Be careful, there is a small spring behind the plate. Take the petcock apart carefully so you can remember how to properly reassemble it.

Personally, I would eliminate the vacuum operated petcock and replace it with a high quality manual operated petcock. Like I said earlier, if they malfunction they usually shut the fuel off to the engine. There you are, a full tank of fuel but none to the engine. I'd replace it with an original Harley unit for a 1995 or earlier bike or a high quality aftermarket unit like a Pingle.

You need to find this problem before you ride the bike too much. The lean mixture resulting from a vacuum leak will cause the engine to run very hot.

Oct 20, 2009 | 2002 Harley Davidson FXDWG Dyna Wide Glide

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After sitting up over the winter my 03 Dyna won't idle. I change the gas and but in some carb. cleaner but it still won't idle even after riding for several 100 miles.

If the bike is a carburated model, it sounds like the slow speed jet or the idle ports in the carburator are stopped up. When fuel left in the float bowl for extended periods of time evaporates, it leaves behind the thick gummy additives that have been put in the fuel for various reasons. This is what the old timers called "Varnish". If left long enough, it will dry and become hard and looks very much like varnish. To get this stuff out, the carb must be disassembled and cleaned in a carb cleaning solvent.

If the problem is on a fuel injected model, it may have the same problem but it's not as easily remedied. Consult your dealer on that.

The carb cleaner may work if given enough time. It's designed to desolve any contaminants in the fuel. The problem is that if the slow jet is stopped up, no fuel can pass through thereby limiting the amount of cleaning the carb cleaner can do.

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2002 Dyna wide glide. Will not IDLE

not running for a year! You have a varnish buildup in the low end circuit of the carb. You will need to remove the carb and do a full teardown of the carb to properly rectify this problem. SOMETIMES we are able to free up the passages by putting SEA FOAM cleaner in the tank , fill her up with fresh fuel and ride through the tank and it will clear up. SEA FOAM can be purchased at an auto parts store and is sometimes very effective. 1/4 cup to full tank fuel.

Jul 13, 2009 | 2002 Harley Davidson FXDWG Dyna Wide Glide

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