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Changed the ignition on 1996 sportster xl1200c now it dies out when i start of in first and in second like its not getting any gas

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Well, pull the fuel line loose from the carb, put it in a catch can, and spin the engine. The '96 and later Harley's have a vacuum operated petcock if it is still stock. It gets vacuum from the intake maniold or backside of the carb through a small vacuum line. The hose plugs onto the backside of the petcock. If you're not getting any vacuum or the diaphgram in the petcock is damaged, you won't get any fuel to the carb.

Also, try loosening your fuel cap. Don't take it completely off just good and loose. If the fuel tank vent in the cap is plugged, a vacuum will build up in the fuel tank quickly and stop the flow of fuel.

Are you sure you have your ignition system timed and wired correctly?

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