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Is there a way to keep the tensioner in place on the throttle tensioner? I have one on my 2001 FLHT and it is always slipping up and out of position.

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You sure it's assembled correctly? Check a service manual or a friend's bike. The throttle assembly would have to be REALLY worn for the tensioner to come loose. Possible bent tensioner.

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