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Iv just bought a 1996 road king flhri with only 15000 miles on it took it for my first drive and got a gas leak from behind the horn so i handed it in to a HD shop, is there anything elce i should be looking out for with this hog when i get it back ,it wasnt used for 4 or 5 months before i got it as i shiped it in from the west cost of the usa to ireland everything elce seems to be fine on it but just said i would put it out there to see what should i be watching out for with year of bike ,thanks

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The only thing that I can remember specifically to the 96 model was the fuel petcock. That year, Harley went to a vacuum operated petcock and it was notorious for failure. It would leave riders starnded with a full tank of fuel but not drop in the carb. I suggested that they go to a pre-96 manual petcock or a high qualtiy aftermarket unit such as the Pingel. Other than that one item, the 96's had the same strengths and weaknesses as any other Evolution powered bike.

Personally, I think the Evo engine is the best engine Harley ever designed. I own panheads, shovelheads, and Evos. The Evos win hands down for durability, reliability, and ease of doing high performance work on. I've always thought that the Twin Cam engine ran too hot for my likings.
Good Luck with your bike, Steve

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