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Join Date: Feb 2006
Sportbike: 955i Speed Triple, 100AE Road King, AP1 Honda S2000
Years Riding: 1/3rd of my life.
How you found us: Cave Johnson
'98 Softail starts, idles, ride for 5 min then bogs
Worth a shot on here:
98 Softail Custom with 7,500 miles
80ci Evo Big Twin
S&S E carb
The Bike starts right up, idles fine, sounds fine, both cylinders firing (heat off both pipe exits) and rides fine for about a mile and then starts to bog like crazy. Plugs, Coils, Wires just replaced, same thing. Dynatek checked, on correct settings. Plugs not fouled and correctly gapped. She's carbed so it's not like she's doing this after coming off high idle. I'm at a loss on this one. If she shuts off after starting to bog and is restarted a minute or two later, I can get another mile or so before the bogging starts back up.
By bogging, I mean under load, 90% of power cuts out, I can nurse her along at 15-25mph by kicking the revs up to 2,500 and easing out the clutch but something is clearly off.
Let the HD bashing begin.