Question about 2000 Harley Davidson FLHTCUI Electra Glide Ultra Classic

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Overheats when riding. is this common? had it dynoed and fuel mapped. still does same thing.

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    wd4ity Jul 13, 2010

    The TC88 engine runs hotter than the older Evos and Shovels. I would guess this is because of the lean fuel mixture. You said you had it dynoed and the fuel mapped but how did the shop that set it do the job. If Harley said the fuel mixture should be 14.5 to 1 and they set it that way, look for it to run a bit hot. Now, if they set it to 13.8 or 13.5 to 1 it'll run richer and cooler. So, I'd go back to where I had it dynoed and talk to them about it. It may be that they cannot set it to run that way with your current equipment. You may have to purchase and install a Power Commander or something. Now, I'm going to put a disclaimer in here. I do not know too much about the computerized fuel metering system that is on your bike. All I know is that whenever I've built an engine, I take it to a shop that has a exhaust gas analyzer (EGA) and they check the jetting on the carb at all speeds for me. Seems I saw the figures of between 14 and 13.5 to 1 on the graph. So, take what I've said here with a grain of salt. I may not be correct on my figures but I am correct in the fact that setting your mixture slightly on the rich side helps keep the engine running cooler. Good Luck Steve

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    thanx!!!

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Now, they sell a heat shield that covers the rear cylinder head to keep the heat off your leg. It's called a "thigh saver" or something like that. Still, I'd see if I couldn't get the mixture to run a bit richer to cool the thing down.

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On the 2000, the rear cyl is what heats up the motor so much..yes this is common but not to the extreme of over heating..your h.d. dealer may have another sugestion..

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