Question about Harley Davidson Motorcycles
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 ?
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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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Hi and welcome to FixYa,
Offhand, it is a known/common failure of the regulator. This is especially so for those models with 2 phase alternators (2 yellow wires). The charging current is shared by only 4 diodes (rectifier). I have replaced in my 907 with 3 phase (3 yellow wires) effectively increasing the diodes to 6 thereby distributing the current and lessen the heat build-up. The charging also improved as noted by brighter headlights. In the 907, the yellow wires passes on the left side of the bike from the regulator to the engine. There are also connectors along the way that gets corroded.
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Posted on Dec 23, 2008
SOURCE: idle problem.
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
Posted on Apr 27, 2010
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