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I'd suggest replacing the o rings between the manifold and heads also as long as you are in there.
Yup, part of the plan.
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Yeah, that carb was dirty. I have the habit of removing and cleaning the carb on every used bike I get. Once done, I never have any more problems. I have a Japanese bike with 119K miles that I bought new, the carbs were off once, for rejetting, they did not need cleaning, and have never caused any issues. My Sportster was running a little lean, most likely because of the aftermarket exhaust it had when I got it. I rebuilt the carb with a CVP kit, which included larger jets, a different needle, and a thumbscrew to replace the pilot screw (the one that comes with the cap over it) so it could be adjusted while running.


In the third picture from the top I noticed the rubber elbow for the tank vent is badly deteriorated and cracked. And since it is, I would check out all the other rubber parts. Rubber parts near a Harley engine get really hot. I did replace the fuel hose and carb to manifold seal on mine, even though I didn't find any leaks. I've never had the manifold off. I use an unlit propane torch to check for vacuum leaks. Just open the valve a little and hold the nozzle around a place where you suspect there might be a leak. If there is, the engine will suck in the propane and the idle speed will go way up.
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On my first longish test ride I had an issue. At about 25 miles at 75mph it lost power and started kicking and bucking and some afterfire.



After some investigation I found that the intake boot was leaking. So I took it apart and rebuilt the carb.














All back together awaiting a check ride.

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She looks anxious to get out, better give her some reign?
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Got around to the front brakes today. I have previously bled them, but the pads were nearly gone, and the disc grooved. I replaced the pads and sanded the discs. I'll give it a ride this weekend.


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