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Hi i've got 1996 softail ,im chaseing more power ! im thinking single fire ignition and miniki? carb is this the best bolt on option avalible ? thanks

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I have used a single fire, I felt very little differance . I like the CV carb mtself ,, mikuni is more tuneable.. more tinkering .. you lookin for power /torque 1 get a tunable ing module.. 1 freeer flowing / not loud slipons, open backed air cleaner / k&n filter .. 2 increase piston /CI s ..3. head work ...good luck.. harleytalking.com

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Hi there I've got a 05 polaris predator 500 Tory


hi try cleaning the carb or check your air filter box might be filled with oil so all you have to do is clean the air filter out with water let it dry and soak all the oil up with a rag or sponge. Best of luck!

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I have a 1991 HD softail, the last couple day its been backfiring or loading up in the exast as i give it throttle.. i just had the ignition syatem replaced in the cone to a compufire ignition. what else...


Usually, when you have something done to a bike and it starts showing a problem that it wasn't showing before, I'd suspect that it might have something to do with what was just done. Although it may not be the problem but that's where I'd start looking. As for the Compufire ignition system, I've installed a lot of those and they are good systems. However, anyone can make a mistake, even experienced mechanics have a bad day from time to time. I'd have whoever installed the ignition system go back over the installation and check his work. I'd check the timing to make sure it was correct, especially if it is a "single fire" igntion system. Also check for the VOES connection. If no connection was made for the VOES, there are specific instructions for what to do about the wire for it and the settings on the unit. Now, if the ignition system was replaced in an attempt to remedy this problem that existed before the unit was installed, you need to look at other things. I'd look at the carb next. What type of carb is it? The orignal factory carb or an aftermarket performance carb?

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Steve

Aug 03, 2011 | Harley Davidson FXST Softail Standard...

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Put in new battery on my 06 softail standard it ran ok for a day now when I try to fire it up it won't start. It will turn over ok but will not fire.


I would check power to the coil and see if it is there for starters, if not then backtrack to see where you are loosing it.If you have power here, then it is secondary ignition problem (wires/plugs)
Another possibility is the contacts in the ignition switch being bad or burnt.
I hope this helps.

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I have a Toro 20076 that starts but will not continue to run, one time previous I moved the cables and it fixed the problem, but not this time.


The Toro with the Tecumseh carb has a known problem that I've recently become aware of. The carb needs a good cleaning and if you're savvy you can do it yourself. I've found that the easiest way to get at the sideways-mounted carbs on these things is to first remove the muffler and then take the whole manifold and carb off together. Then separate the carb from the manifold. Remove the float bowl and give the carb a good cleaning with carb cleaner. But pay special attention to the bolt (main jet) on the bottom of the carburetor (here's the "Trick" I told you about). At the very top of the threads on that main jet (brass float bowl bolt), there is a VERY tiny hole you can barely see with the naked eye. Take the pin from the needle valve and stick it thru that hole and spray it out well with carb cleaner (scrub it with a brass brush if there's any crud on it). Be sure your carb is thoroughly clean and put it back together, making sure the linkage is correct and it should run fine. This fixes 90 percent of the Toros I work on. Best of luck to you.

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I have a 95 Road King that isn't running right, it


Backfiring out of the exhaust is usually an ignition problem. Unburned fuel is getting into the exhaust system because it's not being ignited in the cylinder. When the engine fires on that cylinder again, it ignites the raw fuel in the exhaust causing the pop that people call a backfire. I'd investigate the ignition system. Connect a timing light to each of the spark plug wires if it has a single fire ignition or either of them if the ignition system is the stock dual fire. Start the engine and watch the timing light to tell if the engine is missing as the light will miss a flash.

Good Luck
Steve

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Would like to know the order of firing on the distibitor cap


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I trust that the following is what you're looking for.

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Firing order 1-2-3-4-5-6 ----- '2 4 6' front '5 1 3' ----- ---------- of ' 2 1 ' ' ' ' 4 3 ' vehicle ' ' ' 6 5 ' ----------distributorless ignition

All the best

May 12, 2011 | 1996 Chrysler Town & Country

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1996 softail had a carb and ring promblem and gas got into the oil. put new carb,rings,valves and springs honed juggs and ther in good condition. Some gas must still be in the crankcase. changed oil serval...


Well, just like in a car engine, there is no way to change out all of the oil. There's going to be some pockets of oil left somewhere in the engine. I've torn down engines that haven't been run in twenty years and found pockets of oil sitting in the heads and places like that. If you've changed the oil several times, you should be good to go. Did you check the primary case oil? I've seen the gasoline get in there as well. Drain it and add a quart of oil and you'll be fine.

Good Luck
Steve

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