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Old 03-08-2012, 06:52 PM
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Default Re: It's never ran sour when the choke wasn't on

LOL, I rode my '82 Shovelhead to the local pub the other afternoon for a beer.
Got ready to leave and it wouldn't start.
I thought the battery was weak and the electric start wasn't working. No prob, it's got a kickatarter too.

Well, I kicked it about 50 times (10 and a break lol) and never a pop. couldn't tell if it was flooded or lean or not enough juice after a while.

Got a ride home and came back with a tractor batt and jumpers. Guess what, elect start or kick still didn't work.
After a while I finaly figured out that the handlebar kill switch that I never usw was in the "off" positon. Flicked it on, and it started immediatly, without the jumper battery!

So, I left my truck and drove the Harley home about 7 miles.
I rode mt 2 speed FD/Preddy99cc build back and put it in the truck and went home.
Mebbe if I didn't have that beer I would have noticed the switch LOL.

Last edited by wayne z; 03-08-2012 at 09:37 PM.
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