Harley Davidson Golf Cart Doesn't Want To Start Without Choke

Discussion in 'Harley Driver's Club' started by chocobuddy, Aug 21, 2015.

  1. chocobuddy

    chocobuddy New Member

    I'm doing some troubleshooting on my 79 Harley Davidson golf cart. It doesn't want to start without choke when I press down on the accelerator but if I pull out the choke and push it back in immediately it fires up and takes off like it's suppose to. Do you think this is a carburetor adjustment issue or possibly a fuel pump problem? I just did the tune-up process with new points, plug, fuel and air filter, condensor.
  2. HotRodCarts

    HotRodCarts Cartaholic

    Did you take the carburetor apart and clean it good? Also you might want to do a compression test.
  3. chocobuddy

    chocobuddy New Member

    haven't done that yet...noticed that the cart has no hessitation going in reverse so I'm going to check the timing. Where is the visual port on the engine that shows the timing mark?
  4. HotRodCarts

    HotRodCarts Cartaholic

    Here's a youtube video that should help.

    Timing a Harley Davidson Golf Cart

    Also its pretty common for a HD cart to run faster/better in reverse when the compression is low. If the timing doesn't straighten it out do a compression test in both directions.

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