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Steve, Motorcycle Mechanic
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Experience:  30+ yrs. experience, MMI, HD technician, HD early, engine rebuild/performance, bike builder, kit bike program manager, CCI 2001-2004
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I have 2002 harley fxdl. Just finished re-jetting my mikuni

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I have 2002 harley fxdl. Just finished re-jetting my mikuni 42 carb, assembled into bike and attempted to start. When cranking the engine, all sounds normal for a few seconds. Then there is a metallic sound (cracking?) coming from somewhere in the center of the bike. Maybe around the rear of the primary or starter area. The same repeats after additional attempts to start. Any ideas?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Motorcycle
Expert:  Steve replied 1 year ago.

are you holding the throttle open when attempting to start?

tell me everything you can.

Steve

Expert:  Steve replied 1 year ago.

let me know if you need more help.

if not, please leave a POSITIVE RATING.

thank you,

Steve

Expert:  Steve replied 1 year ago.

let me know if you need more help.

if not, please leave a POSITIVE RATING.

thank you,

Steve

Expert:  Steve replied 1 year ago.

let me know if you need more help.

if not, please leave a POSITIVE RATING.

thank you,

Steve

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