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I have a 98 softail springer has 24k miles it started popping and cracking and basically falling on its face on acceleration it mainly sputtered and backfired out exhaust I did hear it back in carb once I have cleaned carb twice it's clean changed intake gaskets and adjusted carb as it should be I adjusted it then rode it it was almost right fir maybe 4 miles then right back did it adjusted throttle screw again good for maybe mile then right back at this point I don't know maybe a week or so prior I noticed my cock pit leaking was busy that night rode it to work next day was still leaking at work came home that night and it was no longer leaking and hasn't since any help would b great
 

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Pull the petcock and clean the filter. The leak stopped on its own? There was a reason it was leaking
 
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