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Wide glide won't run without choke engaged and backfires when accelerating

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  • dcowan186 Jul 27, 2009

    My problem was fuel delivery and cleaning the jets and adjusting carb made these symptoms go away. John_and_pen = spot on.

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Any engine that runs better with choke on has a fuel delivery problem clean and check breather,check petcock flow and fuel level then if you still have same problem you may have to clean carb. and or adjust fuel/air screw(s)

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