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Steve, Motorcycle Mechanic
Category: Motorcycle
Satisfied Customers: 7018
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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Sportster 1200 06 model, been sitting 4 years, took

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Sportster 1200 06 model, been sitting for about 4 years, took gas tank off and cleaned gas lines, still would not crank, took car apart and there green crud in the bottom, took everything apart cleaned and blew everything out, starts fine now as soon as I put in gear and give it gas it strains to move like it is starving for fuel, in neutral it runs smooth and I can even open it up what is my problem
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Motorcycle
Expert:  Steve replied 1 year ago.
when you cleaned the carb, did you remove and clean the jets?your symptoms indicate restricted jets.Steve