the guys on shovelhead.us really helped with good real time advice
I found the pushrods were adjusted too tight and to use less carb on starting with an E
started yesterday three times 1st kick using no pump or choke, well the third time came a lot later as it wouldn't start again hot.
As Rowan is my witness...
I excitedly called him while she was running...
'Go on mate, start her again' - and she wouldn't.
'Haha they don't like an audience mate'. True
Running very rich, Plugs black and sooty, the front on one half of the insulator only.
So get the S&S manual out and... if your idle mixture screw out less than 1&1/4 turns (YES) then the intermediate jet needs changing. HMMMM
then I find this little bit about aftermarket airfilters covering up the bowl vent hole...HMMMM
So I thought I'd have a look and...
you fucking tosser, its covered up!
the passage equalises bowl pressure and atmospheric pressure
engine may run erratically!