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I have a fuel injected 2004 Road King. Bike runs fine while throttle is open, however on a few occassions when I let off the throttle the engines stalls, speedo stops working, lights remain on. Engine will run if I stay on the throttle but when I have to let off bike shuts down. Problem then goes away for awhile after I turn ignition switch off then back on. I tightened wires to switch and changed battery. Should I now change to ignition switch?

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No i would clean the throttle body sounds like it is clogged

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So the problem only occurs at idle. For some reason the injection is allowing too much fuel at idle. That explains the black smoke. At highway speed the engine needs the fuel but at idle it should have a lot less fuel so it loads up and blows black.

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My bike has roughly 18,000 miles. My bike ran fine on my way to work. After sitting for 9 hours it started up just fine. I took off and traveled about 1 mile before I had to accelerate to merge into...

You didn't say whether your bike was carbureted or fuel injected. The header says it's a 2004 FLHRCI but I've found that the header is not always correct. If it is fuel injected, the dealer will have to set the idle.

As for changing a sensor, I wouldn't just start buying parts and putting them on the bike without knowing what is bad. That's why the bike has a computer, to tell you when a sensor goes bad. But still I wouldn't change a sensor just because of a single incident. I used to tell people that bring their bike in and it was running fine that I can't fix it unless it's broke. If it ain't broke, there's nothing wrong for me to find. If you're concerned, have the dealer see if there are any codes stored in the computer. Have him clear it and if it does it again, then consider doing something about it. I've seen many codes stored only once and never came back. If people changed parts for every single code they got, Harley's stock would skyrocket. Don't spend your money until you're certain you need to.

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this could be a couple of different things first thing is to make sure your fuel pump pressures up the system,turn on ignition and listen for your fuel pump to come on,second is to your ignition on and off at least two or three more times this will reset your idle air contol.(make sure you are not on the throttle when you shut the bike off) If this does not clear up the problem you could have a bad senser or loose connection. good luck

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Howdy - I am interested in buying a 2000 FLHRCI R.K.C.-. This Bike has NOT been started in 7-8 years. If I purchase it, I am going to send it to a Harley Dealer for New Tires, Tune UP, Fuel Tank & fuel...

If the bike hasn't been started in that long, you may want to talk to the dealer first about the fuel injection system. Since I don't work on fuel injected engines, if I got a bike in that had been sitting for that long I'd have two concerns, the condition of the fuel delivery mechanism (carburetor in my case) and the fuel tank and fuel pump. Injected engines have a fuel pump as well.

In conjunction with all the other stuff you're talking about having done, this is going to cost a wad of money. I'm guessing a $1000 for the tires and the final drive belt in this area. If you have to start replacing throttle bodies, that could get expensive. Unless you're getting a steal on the bike, you go upside down in this deal. Talk to the Harley dealer first.

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