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Recently my 2000 FLSTC 88B has been sputtering and backfiring. Is it time for a carb rebuild or exchange. 12,000 miles on it.

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Don't jump to the expensive fixes first.Lets go to the obvious little culprit the sparkplugs.pull these guys out and take a look.Are they clean ,oily,carbonfouled,heatglazed,or sooty.these conditions will point to your problem.First change the plugs;I'm betting the 12,000 miles have been on this set.Start up that puppy and see how she runs.Yes,no ,Check the choke when she warms up,is it disengaging .Check also the header pipe flanges.Are they tight or leaking Some modelsare effected by this,Check your fuel fiter and replace if there is any doubt at all...Hopefully this has given you a starting place and again do not spend the big bucksuntil you have eliminated the [in your face] items that you can rectify..

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