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My Harley electrics, brakes down and fires back up again while riding. no prob's starting, idling, riding through the gears to 120k's no prob's then coho splutter and fires again with ok running for the next 10min's then it brakes again and keeps happening at those intervals. i have rerouted the earth lead from the battery to a different spot and put another lead from the battery to the frame can you help regards Bronko

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Check your fuel tank vent. If the tank isn't vented properly the tank will build a vacuum and hinder the flow of fuel. Simply loosen the fuel cap and ride for a while to see if that solves the problem.

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