Question about Harley Davidson FXSTD Softail Duece Motorcycles
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.
Failure to insure the proper throttle operation could lead to a loss of control of the machine resulting in serious injury or death. This job MUST be done correctly.
Posted on Sep 12, 2010
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