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How do you remove throttle/idle control cable from lower switch housing.

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2008 fl models dont have throttle cables. If you have a non touring model you have to pull back the rubber boots that cover the adjusters, loosen the jam nut and screw the barrels all the way down till they stop. Take the top cover off the handlebar switch, the cables should be loose enough that the brass cable stops should easily just lift out of the retaining guides, be careful not to drop the brass barrels, they fall off easy and are hard to find when they fall on the floor. Assembly is just the opposite, put the brass barrels back on the cable ends and put them back in the slots, turn the adjusters back out and tighten the jam nuts.

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How do I remove throttle cable on 2002 dyna super glide


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When you reassemble the switch housing/ throttle assembly, make sure you get the throttle cables adjusted correctly and they work freely. You want just a bit of slack in each cable. If you get them too tight, the bike may not idle properly or the throttle may stick. Failure to insure proper operation of the throttle could result in lose of control of the bike and result in serious injury or death.

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Try this, Loosen the two bolts that holds the front master cylinder onto the handlebars. Slide the master cylinder as close to the right handlebar switch housing as possible. If that doesn't extinguish the light, your front brake light switch is probably broken.

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First loosen the idle cable and get as much slack as you can in it. You may have to loosen the throttle cable as well but don't do it until you have to. Take the two bolts that hold the right side switch housing together. Carefully remove the top half and roll the throttle sleeve to bring the idle cable up enough so that you can work the barrel out of the throttle sleeve. There is a barrel on the ball end of the cable, take it off and don't lose it. Now work the cable out of the lower right switch half. It has a small ring the locks into a groove inside the housing. Sometimes they can be very difficult to get out. Just spray some penetrating oil in there and keep working with it.

Once you have the cable out of the switch housing, remove the air cleaner cover, the air filter element, and the backing plate from the carb. Now, you can get that end of the cable out of the carb mechanism.

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The right side handgrip is the throttle sleeve assembly and grip combined. To get it out, first, adjust both the throttle cable and the idle cable (both cable going into the throttle assembly) to give you as much slack as possible. Loosen the two bolts that hold the front brake master cylinder on and move the master cylinder towards the center of the handlebars just a bit. The remvove the two bolts that hold the right handlebar switch housing together. Carefully move the top half away. There are a lot of wires in this housing and you don't want to break or pinch any of them.

Now, you can see the round part of the throttle sleeve and where the cables connect to it. Each of the cables has a ferrel on the ball on the end of the cable. Do not lose these ferrels. Work each of the cables with the ferrell out of it's hole in the throttle sleeve. Lower the bottom half of the switch housing and remove the throttle sleeve from the handlebar.

Now, before installing the new sleeve, lubricate the handlebar, the inside of the throttle sleeve, and the round part where the cables go with white lithium grease. Slide the throttle sleeve back up on the handlebar and reverse you disassembly procedure to get it back together. Be very careful not to pinch any of the wires when you reassemble the swith housing. Once you have the housing together but before you tighten it down, slide the throttle grip toward the center of the handlebars until it stops and then back it off about a half inch or so then reposition the front brake master cylinder as close to the right switch houseing as possible and tighten all screws.

Adjust the throttle cable and the idle cable so that they each have just a bit of slack in them. Twist the throttle grip to the wide open throttle position (engine off of course) and let it go. The throttle should snap back to the idle position. If it doesn't, work with the throttle until it does.

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If you want pictures, I'm afraid that you'll have to purchase a manual somewhere. This forum will only allow me to send a picture of 150Kb size. Replacing the throttle grips is not difficult.

First, loosen the locknuts on the throttle and idle cables at the twist grip. Adjust the adjuster barrel inwards all the way getting as much slack as possible. Now, loosen the bolts holding the front master cylinder onto the handlebars and slide it towards the center of the bars just a bit. Remove the two bolts that hold the right handlebar switch housing together. Carefully lift the top portion of the switch housing and move it towards the front of the bike exposing the throttle twist grip. Work each of the cables out of the nylon wheel of the twist grip. Do not loose the barrels that go on the ends of each cable. Once you have the cables loose from the wheel, lower the lower switch housing and remove the right grip from the handlebar.

Now, take the new grip and apply a coating of white lithium grease to the wheel part and the inside of the throttle sleeve in the grip. Put a coating of grease on the handlebar end where the sleeve rides as well. Slide the throttle sleeve and grip onto the handlebars. Bring the lower switch half up and reconnect the cables to the throttle wheel. Carefully reposition the top half to the switch housing and make sure that no wires are being pinched. Install the two bolts but don't tighten. Slide the throttle grip all the way up on the handlebars and then back off about a 1/4" or so. Tighten the two bolts. Now, adjust the two cables to where they each have just a bit of slack. Turn the throttle grip to the wide open position and release it. The throttle should snap shut. If not, work with it until you get it to where it does. Once operating properly, reposition the front brake master cylinder.

Make sure your throttle operates properly. An improperly operating throttle control can cause lose of control of the bike resulting in serious injury or death.

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