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    Jul 22, 2017, 12:19 PM
    Harley 883 backfires no start
    Got a 1998 Harley Sportster, when trying to start it just backfires and no start.
    Any Ideas. Got new battery 1 1/2 years ago and haven't road it much.
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    Jul 23, 2017, 12:31 PM
    I would Start with Fuel. Smell/Look in Tank. May need Carbs Cleaned. If it has Points, check the surface of the contacts. Betting on Fuel/Carb Problem.
    Some have float bowl Drain plugs. Remove to drain any water, contaminates and look for clean fuel running through. May have to apply vacuum to fuel Petcock

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