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I have a 1995 sportster 883. When I pull a hill and give it full throttle after a few seconds it will die but then will power up again when I let off on the throttle. I cleaned the tank filter. Any suggestions? Thanks!

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Sounds like a fuel flow restriction to me. I'd drain the tank and remove the petcock. Check the screen for blockages and test the flow through the petcock in all positions with low pressure compressed air. I'd also replace all fuel hoses and filters on a bike with this many years on it.

Now, your problem could be in the carb as well. But, unless you've got experience or a high mechanical ability, I'd suggest letting a shop clean the carb on the inside.

Good luck
Steve

Posted on Aug 31, 2010

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    wd4ity Aug 31, 2010

    BTW: Test the vent in the fuel cap. Loosen, don't take it all the way off though, the fuel cap and ride your bike. If that solves the problem, the vent in the fuel cap may be bad and you need to replace it.

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