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I have a 1996 883 Harley Sportster with a S&S carb (E) . When ideling its ok , but as soon as you try to excelerate it cut right out . Could it be the excelerator pump ?

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Suspect items are the float level, accelerator pump, acc. pump inlet and exit check valves, off idle circuit, and main jet circuit. Be certain that you have no intake leaks.

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