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'89 softail springer, turns over but won't start.

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  • Paul Blessing May 11, 2010

    you need fuel/air mixture compression,and correctly timed spark. What don't you have now?

  • stormbinger May 11, 2010

    Is it getting fuel is it getting spark?

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Try and check the three things you mst have to run. Fuel/air mixture;compression(and correct timing);and spark.
Pull a spark plug and hold to cylinder and check for spark. Make sure you smell fuel present. You should be able to hear if the compression sounds normal.

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