Question about 2005 Harley Davidson FLHTCUI Electra Glide Ultra Classic

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Air out of right exhaust much warmer than left exhaust.

I have Rush slip on's on my bike. The air being emitted from the right side exhaust (front cylinder) is warmer and stronger than the exhaust air being emitted from the left (rear cylinder). The right (front) slip on portion of the exhaust is much warmer to the touch than the left side (rear cylinder). I noticed in the left (rear) slipon a littleness wetness (black and oily) at the bottom rear of same. The bike seems to be running ok however. I have noticed some difference in the sound. Doesn't sound as strong and or as loud. Both spark plugs appear to have the same color with respect to firing. Neither plug is oily. The check engine light comes back on for a few seconds after start up then goes off and doesn't come on again until after the next start up. The year model is a 2007. The selector down below would not allow the choice of an 07. 2007 Harley Davidson Ultra Classic.

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  • lkstevenson Jan 29, 2009

    Called AutoZone and was told that they do not scan / read codes on motorcycles.

  • Roberta Smith
    Roberta Smith May 11, 2010

    there has to be and obd connector on that bike somewhere... go down to autozone and have them read the code(s) for you it's free


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Not sure how handy you are working on the bike... but add my nickname and add me to your msn... i appear to have the service manual and some other stuff for that bike

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