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is the cable on the throttle too tight? is the throttle plate half open? this doesn't have to be an air leak. It could be mechanical and you should eliminate the above before you proceed
mechanical linkage wasn't closing fully. bike was starting at 1/2 throttle.
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thanks for updating. always good to know the outcome of some of these problems
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Is there a stock throttle cable that will work? The cable housing was either too long or too short on the cables I’ve tried. I first tried a replacement 81 xlh cable that I had to trim the housing down to work, but that broke. So I bought a cable for 1990 Sportster and the housing is too short.
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I made up an arrangement very similar to the filter in the initial pages. Home made back plate. The filter appears to be too thin and restricted the engine about 1/2 throttle. Went back to my S&S filter for now but plan on doubling up on filter elements.
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