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2009 Street glide idles poorly, strong gas smell, stalls

Seems to get really hot, especially 2 up. Runs great on highway but bad when you have to stop. idling up and down, stumbling - makes you feel like you've never ridden a bike before. Heat sensor problem? Something loose?

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The 09 models come with a "parade" mode which causes the rear cyclinder to quit firing when idling in traffic etc to combat over heating. You should be able to kick it on by rolling the throttle grip FORWARD for 5 to 10 seconds. Have you changed the pipes or air filter? If you have and never had the EFI adjusted (either factory download or fuel tuner installed) your bike could be running extra rich causing the over heating and eventual engine destruction. New Harleys run rich from the factory, any changes to the intake/exhaust system without proper fuel injection management will cause overheating. Try getting your bike into parade mode by rolling the throttle forward to the stops for a few seconds, that will cool things down.

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Another hint when you are in stop and go traffic, the parade mode only works with the clutch pulled in and the the bikes in gear. If you
put the bike in neutral in this situation the bikes computer system
bypasses the parade mode and therefore both cylinders run and cause the engine over heating and terrible running even cutting off.
Found this out the hard way in Sturgis along with 91 octane gas use
a octane booster.

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