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2001 heritage clssaic starts and idles fine when you put it under power it bogs out after 1/4 trottle pull the choke out and you get to 1/2 trottle before it bogs and if you hold in bog zone it will die but roll back and it runs good but bike will only run 50 to 54 mph when you roll the trottle past 1/2 it spit and spudders and then goes flat went thru carb and cleaned it very well and same applys have ran 2 tanks of gas thru it with b 12 in 1 tank and heet in 2nd tank please help

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It sounds like one of two things. One, the jets in the carb may be clogged. The way you're describing it, it sounds like the main jet in the carb is clogged. You're running off the slow speed jet. When you open the choke (enricher) you're adding a bit more fuel and air improving the performance a bit. If it's te carb, it needs to be completely disassembled and soaked in a professional quality carb cleaner and thoroughly gone through to ensure all passageways are clear.

The next problem is the exhaust system. I've seen bikes do this before when changing a camshaft. Remove a stock cam and install a high performance cam and the bike will no longer run. The reason is that the baffles in the exhaust system were so restrictive that the engine could no longer "breathe" with them in there. Removed the baffles and the engine ran fine but was too loud for the owner's liking. We replaced the stock system with a free flowing high performance muffler system and the bike ran great.

Good Luck
Steve

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