New Guy needs help

Discussion in 'Dyna Models' started by Moe DIgger, Apr 6, 2008.

  1. Moe DIgger

    Moe DIgger Member

    Hi All. I ride a 2000 Dyna wide glide. 20k miles. I am missing arizona bike week cuz my bike is sick.

    It was running fine last time out.
    When I went to start it the other day It fired right up.Then It would only run with the enrichner all the way out? Revving it up make it cough and sputter like it was missing really bad.

    I got out the manual and studied what I could comprehend. Took the carb off today and blasted all the jets. Took out the enrighner cleaned out.

    LOng story short whan I put it together and startedit it fired right up. With the enrichner all the way out it's running smooth. Then ALl of a sudden it start acting up again runs ruff etc. then I noticed gas pouring out from the carb. It lloked like it was coming from the two holes at the throat of the carb. SO tomorrow I giotta go tear it down again and inspect and see if i can see what's up!@#$%^&*()_

    SO if anyone has any suggestions I would appreciate it greatly.


  2. glider

    glider Veteran Member

    Sounds like you have some debris in the needle and seat area of the carb. It holds the seat open and floods the engine with gas. Remove it and check in that area to see if you have a piece of rust or something holding it open.

    You'll find most answers to problems in the self help area.Click the link at the bottom of this post in red.

    Fuel Over Flowing The Carb - Harley Davidson Community
  3. Joyflyin

    Joyflyin Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator

    I don't know anything technical, but, when my bike did that last year after sitting for a couple of months, we put Sea Foam in the gas tank and it was running like a champ within a mile. Now, I would probably go with Gliders' recommendation. Just thought I would share what worked for me.
  4. Apyle

    Apyle Junior Member

    I had that same issue, I had to end up replacing the needle valve, float and since the carb was off I just rebuilt it, it really didn't cost that much more to do the whole thing.
  5. creepr

    creepr Member

    A new set of plugs are in order too as you most likely fouled them. My $.02.
  6. bubbacraft

    bubbacraft Active Member

    I am with you guys, Plugs, carb work and fresh high test gas maybe as well. Check the filter too
  7. bubbacraft

    bubbacraft Active Member

    Just curious, What is Sea Foam ?
  8. R. Lewis

    R. Lewis Senior Member Retired Moderators

    It's a name brand of Dry Gas ( water remover) --- Heet , Sea Foam -- just a couple of names.
  9. bubbacraft

    bubbacraft Active Member


    Methyl Hydrate Thanks
  10. glider

    glider Veteran Member


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