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Hey Guys,

I am new here, and also a new HD owner. I have a well worn '98 FLHP Road King that I am getting ready to put on the road. Yesterday I was cleaning it up a bit in advance of getting a state inspection. It was very dirty and looked like it had never been cleaned. It also seemed that it could have been a former Joey Chitwood stunt cycle from all the tell tale signs of a couple drops! All in all it is in pretty good condition and was running very well. Was running. After cleaning up the engine (basic polishing etc, no pressure sprays or solvents), I have lost the front cylinder. I did remove the front spark plug wire, however I put it back (and I double checked that it was on properly). Could it be that I have inadvertently re-routed the spark plug wire and it is shorting out somewhere? Could I have loosened something else? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.

Dan
 

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Thanks Guys. I removed the plugs and found them both to be slightly fouled. The fouling on the plugs just did not seem to be sufficient to cause the problem though. I cleaned them off, filled the tank with 93 octane gas, and viola! It runs much better but it is still not 100%. I will replace the plug wires and attempt to clean the carb out this weekend. Any carb cleaning suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

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The seat is the original police air ride version that comes stock on the FLHP. There is an air bag under the seat that is connected to an air tank under the back "luggage rack" (actaully where the police radio box attaches). I think it is pretty neat. I haven't had it on a long trip yet to determine if it is as good as I am told it is. My wife wants me to install a seat for the both of us. Since I know she won't ride with me as much as she says she will, I haven't switched the seats yet. I picked up a very nice Road King Classic stock seat for $50. All I need is the mounting hardware. I will look into obtaining one of those kits that you described. I have a lot of stuff out here (on two old Honda ATV 3-wheelers and a '60 Chevy Belair) that could use a good cleaning as well.
 

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Yes, there are back seats that would work with it, but after seeing a bike with this arrangement, and not being to pleased with the look, I decided that I would just go with the RK Classic seat. I am not worried about comfort that much as I am a long distance bicyclist and I do many 100 mile rides throughout the season. If my butt can handle that, any motorcycle seat is like a lounge chair! I am not experienced with a bike this big so it will be a very long time before I am comfortable enough to take my honey for a ride on it. I live out in the country and the roads are perfect for riding. For now, the police seat stays.
 
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