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Have a 2001 1200 sportster , while ridding after a bout 20 miles it starts to cut out then it will shut down. sometimes it will start back up after a couple of minuets but there has been a couple of times it would not .let it set for a couple of days then it would run fine for several days then starts doing the same thing.

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  • richard groves Oct 16, 2010

    no back fire while ridding you can hear it cut out several times then after about 10 or 15 more miles it will just shut down with no back fire but when i down shift and try to get it going while moving it will not restart

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It is a Harley, what did you expect? Just kidding, look for fuel flow issues, like filters. The key to this issue is exactly what the cut out is like....if it is sharp, perhaps with backfire, look at ignition components. Overheating is an issue.

if the cut out is smoother or anaylog in nature, look for fuel and filter issues.

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