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I own ome 1941 harley flatty. the dealership that sold to me [was not run since 1986 but show cased at this dealership] as part of price agreed to get it street running. they have mechanic whom works on antique/vintage harleys. he did all and road tested, said runs well. after i let it warm up, i took for run. when accelerating it misses and seems to lose power and sputter. when deecselerate/ downshift it backfires like crazy and flames come out of pipe. what u think is wrong.

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It sounds to me like it is way to rich of a fuel mixture. When a motorcycle is to ****, when you excellerate it will flood one spark plug and miss. when you let off the throttle there is fuel that is igniting in the chamber. The carb from sitting too long maybe needs a cleaning or just the fuel mixture leaned out.Have fun with your 41 they are great bikes.

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