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98’ BigDog Vintage sport

Discussion in 'Vintage Big Dogs' started by Sctttllry, Jul 29, 2018.

  1. Sctttllry

    Sctttllry New Member

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    i am having issues all the sudden with sputtering. I have the S&S 107. I have drained my fuel tank, pulled the carb, still sputtering as I’m gaining speed. Then I lost all power, ended up being this little relay, sanded the contacts and now I have power, but still sputtering as if there’s either a loss of fuel or power. It also dies while I’m riding. Could it be my wiring harness? I have the Thunder Heart Performance Complete Electric Harness Controller. Please help
     
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    Welcome from Kansas. Just for shits n giggles, check the top of ur carb for two rubber caps. If you see them, replace them. If they dry rot they will suck air and the bike will run like crap. Jm. 02
     
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    Hello Scott, welcome to the forum. When you get a chance do an introduction and tell us about you're self and you're bike. There are a few of us on here who love our older dogs. If you think you are having a fuel problem start by turning off the gas at the valve under the left side tank. Then start by removing the fuel line from the carburetor. Now turn the valve back on. You should have a nice flow of fuel. If not open the left tank filler cap. Any chance in the fuel flow? If there is you have a tank venting issue. If there is still not much flow turn off the valve and remove the filter on the bottom of the valve and clean it. Also you may as well change the fuel hose from the valve to the carb. The ethanol in the gas may have caused it to fail. Also while you are at it change the hose that ties the two tanks together. Let us know if this helps.

    Can you post a pic of the relay you were talking about? I am wondering what exactly it was.

    Good luck!
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