My 2001 heritage softail is starting to spit a little is , there a fuel fitler on this bike , and if so how do you find and change it
There is a strainer on the petcock inside the tank. It's more like screen and only keeps trash the size of boulders out of the carb, anything smaller passes right through.
With your bike being an '01 model, I would suspect the accelerator pump diaphragm. Over the years, the rubber coating comes off and the accelerator pump doesn't work quite as good as it used to. On the left side of the carb, there is a rod that moves down everytime you twist the throttle grip. If there is gasoline or the tell tale signs of fuel leakage around the hole that this rod goes into, this indicates a leaking diaphragm. To see this, you must remove the air cleaner cover, the filter element, and the backing plate for the air cleaner. Turn off the fuel at the petcock.
To change the diaphragm, I would suggest removing the entire float bowl. Remove the four screws that holds it on, lower it, take it off the bike. Empty the bowl and turn it upside down. There will be two screws left in the bottom of the bowl. These hold the accelerator pump cover on. Remove the screws and there will be a spring and a diaphragm beneath the cover. The diaphragm has a ridge around the outer edge. This ridge goes into a groove in the float bowl. Put the new diaphragm in position, put the sping on top of it and reinstall the cover. Turn the bowl over and make sure there is no trash in the bowl and reinstall it on the carb making sure you get the accelerator pump push rod back into the hole it goes into.
There is one other thing that may be giving you a problem. On your bike, I think it came from the factory with a vacuum operated petcock. These are notorious for giving problems. The diaphragms in them develop leaks and don't open the fuel petcock as they should. I think you can buy a replacement diaphragm for it as well from the Harley dealer. Remove the petcock from the tank, make sure you drain the tank first. Clean the screen I told you about and on the backside of the petcock, there are four screws. Remove the screws, the cover comes off and under it is a diaphragm and a spring. Replace the diaphragm, the spring and the screws. Reinstall the petcock.
I hope this helps, Good Luck.
Apr 14, 2010 |
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