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Old 04-03-2014, 08:54 PM
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Default Harley garage find (sort if) help required please

I have been lucky enough to to inherent a 2008 xl1200 I have the key and fob (new battery in the fob)
I don't have much experience with fuel injection bikes (I ride a 2005 vt750)
Anyway the harley has been stood for about 2 1/2 years how to I clear the old fuel and any hint/tips on getting it started
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Old 04-03-2014, 10:52 PM
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Hi welcome to the forum, fill in the user CP up there on the left and are you male, female or poof..

first read the battery voltage 13.2v would be nice..wasting your time if you have a flat battery..

remove the plugs and either fit new ones or clean the old ones and dry them on a baking tray in the oven..

if the oil is black you might as well change it and the air and oil filters..

then leaving the plugs in pull one of the plugcaps off and fit a spare plug to the cap..push the plug thread against the cylinder head with a piece of wood and switch on the engine, press the starter and see if the spare plug sparks..

You only need fuel air and spark to start the bike..

now you need to get back to us with the results before you can go further.

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Erm - John - did you notice he said 'fuel injection' ?
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Erm - John - did you notice he said 'fuel injection' ?
Yep..dirty air filters can block the injectors..

Oh I see what you are thinking..You are mixing fuel injection with diesel engines..the injectors replace the carbs and squirt a timed amount of fuel into the combustion chamber where it is ignited by the sparkplug..they are pretty good really..

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I'm sure they can, but all I know about fuel injected engines is - they don't have plugs!
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