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Steve
Steve, Motorcycle Mechanic
Category: Motorcycle
Satisfied Customers: 6832
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 1960 Duo glide, It is all stock except S&S

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I have 1960 Duo glide, It is all stock except S&S Carburetor with pump. Just installed new plugs checked points. Seems to not getting fuel? Have took a spray bottle ans shot gas in the mouth of carb, Fired every once in a while. Now it will not do that! Gas is not real fresh but works in other bikes I have here. Pump is spraying fuel. No HD vintage mechanics here.
Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Motorcycle
Expert:  Steve replied 7 months ago.

your engine requires ONLY 3 things to start and run:

- spark

- fuel

- compression

- start with the basics. gap the points to .018" and set the static timing.

let me know if you need instructions.

- if the accelerator pump is squirting gas, you have fuel.

- perform a compression check. report the results here if you would like my opinion.

let me know if you need more help.

if not, please leave a POSITIVE RATING.

thank you,

Steve

Expert:  Steve replied 7 months ago.

let me know if you need more help.

if not, please leave a POSITIVE RATING.

thank you,

Steve

Expert:  Steve replied 7 months ago.

let me know if you need more help.

if not, please leave a POSITIVE RATING.

thank you,

Steve

Expert:  Steve replied 7 months ago.

let me know if you need more help.

if not, please leave a POSITIVE RATING.

thank you,

Steve

Expert:  Steve replied 6 months ago.

how come guys with vintage bikes that I help get running NEVER pay?

I suppose it has something to do with payment being on the honor system and only honorable customers pay.

yours was my last Panhead answer.

never again.