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2006 FLHRI Road King

Runs very hot then horn won't work also it doesn't leak but oil will sometimes be low. only have 9,000 miles

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  • kngrdr Dec 31, 2008

    Oil changes are done by dealership. I have mentioned this to them and they say it is normal.

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Make sure you're using the correct weght for the oil for your area where you ride..the wrong oil can make your scooter run hot, so can being out of time..even by a few degrees.

When you check your oil is the bike warm or cold, and is it leaning or do you stand it upright?

Posted on Dec 31, 2008

  • Terry Engel Jan 01, 2009

    After posting what I thought might help with the oil problem I was thinking, (dangerous for me), and if you run hot all the time you might want to go to a cooler firing plug.





    Maybe that will help.

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