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Steve
Steve, Motorcycle Mechanic
Category: Motorcycle
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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 2003 harley davidson sportster 1200 evolution it wont

Customer Question

I have 2003 harley davidson sportster 1200 evolution it wont stay idle runs with choke engaged till it self pulls in
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Motorcycle
Expert:  Steve replied 1 year ago.

that sounds fairly normal and/or not too unusual.

what is the problem?

tell me everything you can.

Steve

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
It keeps cut off when the choke closes
Expert:  Steve replied 1 year ago.

I need more information.

when did this start? was the bike parked for an extended period?

tell me everything you can.

Steve

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
it was Park for awhile
Expert:  Steve replied 1 year ago.

your jets are clogged due to the decomposition of old gas.

- drain the fuel tank and replace with fresh fuel treated with SEAFOAM.

- remove the carburetor and clean. remove both jets and clean all the little holes and passages, or replace the jets with new ones.

that should resolve your issue.

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