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2008 FLHRC IDLE PROBLEM

I have a 2008 FLHRC AND HAVE NOTICED THAT SOMTIMES WHEN I RESTART THE BIKE THE IDLE SEEMS TO BE TOO HIGH. THIS DOESNT HAPPY ALL THE TIME , JUST WONDERED IF IT WAS COMMON.IT SEEMS TO CORRECT ITSELF IF I TURN IT OFF AND RESTART, BUT NOT ALL THE TIME? ANY IDEAS WHAT THIS MAYBE ?

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Throttle cable could be dry or fraid ! try oiling the cable , removing it and working the cable by hand would be best and you can also check if cable is not damaged at the same time !

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SOURCE: high idle when the bikes hot.

You either need to clean and adjust the carbs on it, or you have a vacuum leak somewhere.

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SOURCE: Idling high

Your sucking in air on the induction circuit somewhere. Probably a split in a pipe around the carbs. This leans out te mixture and raises the revs.

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The timing is factory set and doesnt change, does it have the idle screw? I assume the one you adjusted is the air mixture screw at 1.5, you shouldnt adjust with the cable as it might cause the engine to rev on full lock, it needs a small amount of freeplay

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