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Old 01-31-2011, 08:20 PM   #41
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gas cap vent,condesor have been covered..i would also check ALL grounds make sure they are nice and clean and tight,and make sure they are going to bare metal,if not scrape all paint off where they connect

also for shits and giggles check for an intake leak.spray strting fluid around the intake clamps..be sure not to get it in the air cleaner.should die out if there is a leak
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Old 02-01-2011, 12:15 AM   #42
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Glad somebody said condenser. A Bad condenser will make you nuts. Although the leaner over to one side dying is odd.

On the point make sure not only to check the contacts, but the lil palstic bits that insulate them from grounding out at the pivot. It may very well be a coil, points, or condensor thing, since one can cuase the others to fry a bit.
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Old 02-01-2011, 08:22 AM   #43
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what about float level? has anyone suggested checking it? if you lean it and it runs out of fuel it could be the level is to low. A quick easy way to check the float level is to install a clear tube on the float drain and then hold the tube above the carb then open the drain and see where the fuel stops on the tube compared to the float bowl. a general rule of thumb is it should be inline with the seam of the bowl..
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Did you use crimps for the wiring harness?
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Old 02-01-2011, 10:03 AM   #45
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lttlleindsey!

It sounds just like a common evil manifold leak to me.

(EML)

It is always the first place I look, and most often, it is last place I have to.

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Old 02-01-2011, 10:54 AM   #46
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Okay folks... we found the answer.. and we truly made it out to be harder than it needed to be. Our first inclination was correct it was fuel. Other than Bozi no one was giving thought to the leaning mumbo jumbo.
All it boiled down to was air fuel mixture. And so my girl is up and running and I'm riding her to work.. Thanks for all your help guys...
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Old 02-01-2011, 11:03 AM   #47
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leindsey, a lot of good advice already but kinda jumping around. start with one system and eliminate it first. on the fuel, there is a brass plug on the bottom of the fuel bowl, have a bowl( i like white, shows dirt better) under it and take it out to see if ya got any dirt in it. Then take the fuel line off of carb and turn it on with the cap on to see if it flows. If it stops take the cap off, if it flows again there you are, if it doesn't stop then look else where. If all of this is ok then I'd move on to electrical, the intake leak could cause you probs but i cant see it killing it and not let ya restart it.
Pull the plugs, leaving the front one in the boot, ground it somewhere(make sure its a good ground) and let mike lean it while you hold to boot, spin the motor over and see if ya got good spark from straight up to leaning over, if ya loose spark, pull the points cover and check the connector at the points( you wouldn't believe how many times I've seen a bad connection here). Someone mentioned a bad condenser, over looked but a damn good thing to look at, besides, never hurts to have a extra set of points and condenser on hand for a road side fix. Swap them out, if its still not fixed, and your damn sure its not in the wiring, check the voltage and make sure your gettin a constant 12 volts to the coil. If all of this checks out then I'd be looking at the coil.
I hope this helps ya and good luck, i know between you and Mike you'll figure it out, d.
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Old 02-01-2011, 11:07 AM   #48
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fuel line getting hot and collapsing , is it between the cylinders?. You have to make too much of a curve to come from the bottom of the super e and if you dont have a 90* gas line it collapses from the heat . Usually it starts again when it cools . It wont happen till after a few rides when the hose gets soft. Then it will happen continually until you change the fuel line. Thought i would throw it out there.
+1 on this - had the same prob recently on mine when I changed the fuel line after repainting the tank.

Also...just checking the coil hot side does not diagnose the condition of a coil. Please go spent the $60 for a fresh coil, hang it on and fuggedaboutit. I'm on my third coil as the OEM unit took a dump wich was then replaced by a cheap-assed chinese piece which failed 6 months later. Get a good, old fashioned American-made, Harley coil for peace of mind.

Here's the thing - you've spent lots of time and energy on this ride, spend a few more $$ and freshen the items likely to break down (points, condenser, coil) and then if you're really industrious, install a fresh wiring loom.
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Old 02-01-2011, 11:42 AM   #49
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+100^^^^^^^

And don't think for a minute the new stuff won't go down either...I spent a LOT of time and effort getting my bike running again only to find out it was the new spark plugs that were BAD!!
A friend of mine had replaced some leaking vacuum lines on his Mercedes due to bad running problems, after this the car ran great but would die in 20-30 minutes....long story short the NEW vacuum lines were thin walled and would ca-laps under vacuum load causing the car to die....no motor, no vacuum, and the car would start right up...20 minutes later ...cut off

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glad to here ya figured it out, d.
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Old 02-01-2011, 01:04 PM   #51
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I know this has been said a million times, but the same thing happened on my ironhead (while riding and idling) and it was my lack of gas tank venting. If i was riding and it died, I would just pop the cap and drop the clutch and it came back, if idling, I popped the cap, gave her a kick and it came right back. Just food for thought.
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Old 02-01-2011, 01:05 PM   #52
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oops sorry, didnt see you solved it, have fun!
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[QUOTE=lttlleindsey;688510]Super E is in top notch condition the bowl and float work like a charm.

The only fuel filter is on the petcock and it is clean as a whistle.

I honestly do not believe it is the carb or filter with serious certainty..[/QUOTE]

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Okay folks... we found the answer.. and we truly made it out to be harder than it needed to be. Our first inclination was correct it was fuel. Other than Bozi no one was giving thought to the leaning mumbo jumbo.
All it boiled down to was air fuel mixture. And so my girl is up and running and I'm riding her to work.. Thanks for all your help guys...
I'm just being an asshole.
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Old 02-01-2011, 02:24 PM   #54
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Super E is in top notch condition the bowl and float work like a charm.

The only fuel filter is on the petcock and it is clean as a whistle.

I honestly do not believe it is the carb or filter with serious certainty..[/QUOTE]



I'm just being an asshole.
That's what I mean we were making it too hard.. Never would have guessed it was something so simple.
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Old 02-01-2011, 05:10 PM   #55
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She's bitch. It's all fine tuning right now but dang.. I had to kick her ass. It was funny. She was acting so fickle. She died at a light and I was just growling at her and demanded she run. She runs great when she gets going. But we have lots of little things to mess with and I need to get to know her but I got her to work. Now lets hope I can get home.. that's the important part.
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That's what I mean we were making it too hard.. Never would have guessed it was something so simple.
thats how it works you spend hrs checking everything and bypass the simple stuff. Enjoy
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Old 02-01-2011, 07:16 PM   #57
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I have been following this detective story with great interest. But, I do not get lttleindsey's final answer. Could someone 'splain to me what the "fuel" fix was? Thanks in advance....
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Old 02-01-2011, 08:34 PM   #58
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Sometimes you have to be content with the mystery, Armand. Philosophy 101...
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Old 02-02-2011, 06:31 AM   #59
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Stalling at red lights and stop signs is one of the signs of an intake leak.
You want to make sure your manifold and head flanges line up the best you can possible get or you'll have intake leaks. The way to do this is to lossen up the cylinder base nuts and the top mounts, this will allow you to move the top end ever so slightly helping to line up the manifold with the head. I roll the intake orings up onto the lip of the manifold. Hold your manifold in place line everything up by by moving the top end then snug the base nuts back down. Once everything is lined up, you really need three hands when installing the manifold. What I do if I'm alone is use a small ratchet strap and a peice of 2x4. Wrap the strap around the heads, set your manifold in place holding the 2x4 on the carb flang tighten the snung the strap up a little, enought to hold everything in place. Roll the o-rings into place,put your clamps on and tighten the shit out them until your worried they are going strip. Take the strap and 2x4 off, look inside the manifold you see a seal between the head and manifold flanges. Also use good clamps, the T-bolt type I think are about the best, stock clamps are pretty much junk. The slightest intake leak will have you chasing your tail. The strap trick is just a second set of hands if you don't have a helper.
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Old 02-03-2011, 11:30 AM   #60
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Mike forgot to polarize the generator after the wiring of the rear brake light. ~
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