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My 1983 electoglide,when its been running for awhile, it starts popping as though there were a short then loses power and nearly dies, but after rewiring the entire bike it still does the same thing. Now I've changed carbs to a super b and problem has improved considerably but still pops on takeoff and upshifting. Do you know why?

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It could be any number of things. It could be jetting in the carb. Have you changed where you purchase your fuel or have they changed their fuel. I've seen some places that are selling gasoline that has lots more ethanol in the gasoline than normal. Ten percent is max. for use in your Harley. Check your jetting in the Super "B". It should be about 29.5 on the slow jet and a 72 main jet. Have you changed anything on your exhaust system? Any time you change anything on a motorcycle, it effects the entire system. It all has to be matched together. Try this, loosen your fuel cap. Don't take it off just loosen it and take a ride. If it runs better, you vent is bad in the cap.


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