Question about 2008 Harley Davidson FLHR Road king
It's probably one of the cables, probably the idle cable, has a broken strand in the braided cable. Loosen the two bolts that hold the front brake master cylinder onto the handlebars and slide it towards the center of the handlebar and temporarily tighten it there.
Now take the two bolts that hold the right handlebar switch housing together. Carefully lift the top of the of the switch housing up. There's some wiring in there and it won't come completely off. You can check your cables from here but you may have to loosen the cable adjusters a bit. Carefully roll the throttle to the open position and the idle cable end will roll up into view. Look for broken strands of cable. If you find any, replace the cable.
Replace the cable by loosening the adjuster to get as much slack as you can. Disconnect the cable from the throttle sleeve. Remove the ferrell from the end of the cable and work the cable out of the lower switch housing. Sometimes this can be difficult because the cable has a spring clip that holds it in. Just spray the inside of the hole on the bottom were the cable goes in and keep wiggling it. Take the air cleaner cover, air filter element, and air filter backing plate off and you''ll see where the cables connect on that end. The idle cable is the one with the spring on that end and it will be loose. Replace the cable and reassembly is the reverse of disassembly.
Be careful not to pinch any wires when reassembling the switch halves. Make sure you get the throttle cables installed and adjusted correctly. Adjust each cable to where they have just a small amount of slack in EACH cable. When you twist the throttle and release it, it should snap closed. Failure to insure proper throttle operation could cause lose of control of the vehicle causing severe injury or death to the rider.
Posted on Oct 07, 2010
Nice try, but starting in 2008, all touring models are THROTTLE-BY-WIRE, and DO NOT have throttle cables!
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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