Question about Harley Davidson FLSTF Fat boy Motorcycles

1 Answer

I would like to turn down the idol on a 02 fatboy . Is there an adjustment?

Posted by on


1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points


    An expert that got 10 achievements.


    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Brigadier General:

    An expert that has over 10,000 points.

  • Master
  • 4,565 Answers

If your Fat Boy is equipped with a carburetor, the idle stop screw is located at the top right of the carb. You may have to take the outer air filter cover off to see it.

Good Luck

Posted on Mar 21, 2011


1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi there,
Save hours of searching online or wasting money on unnecessary repairs by talking to a 6YA Expert who can help you resolve this issue over the phone in a minute or two.

Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.

Here's a link to this great service

Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017


Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

Loosen the idol pulley on a 1993 Buick century wagon

there are 2 methods for idler pulleys
all require to loosen the big nut holding the pulley on
some have a bolt at the back of the bracket behind the puller that you rotate either way to adjust off or on
others have a cog that runs on a rack that you turn up or down for the adjustment
remember to re-tension the big nut when finished as the method of adjustment is for adjustment only and is not sufficient to hold the pulley in position

Apr 14, 2015 | Buick Century Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

I cannot get my 1989, 35 hp mercury outboard to idol right. With the throttle onehalf open it will run, but i cannot adjust to idol speed, when i thy to make adjustments it quits. What do i need to do

I just joined here 20 minutes ago...I may be able to help you.
Had similar issues with an old Russian motorbike years ago.
Timing and spark were the solution.
Feeler guages to check space on tappits, disconnect battery first!!
If there is a timing delay / advance adjuster, have a fiddle when its half open, if it dies then you know its working and then adjust back to working. throttle down and try adjusting at idol.
Change spark plug, they can be weird sometimes, look clean and good but still not right.

Come back if that's not it, Dave

Apr 02, 2013 | Boating

4 Answers

Car won't stay goin without foot on gas

There has to be a story about that situation

Share it with us ---the long version & what possibly
could we do for you ,IF --you never work on your
own cars,if that is the case

Dec 07, 2012 | Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

Will a 98 fatboy seat fit an 02 fatboy

Hi Rootertec, 4 out of 5 Harley Gods give this one a thumbs up, but just to be on the safe side contact your local dealers parts department for confirmation. Good luck

Btw, I’m available to help over the phone in case u need at

Apr 01, 2012 | 2002 Harley Davidson FLSTF - FLSTFI Fat...

1 Answer

How to i adjust the idol speed on my 1985 cutlass supreme? I do not have a gauge for rpms.. but it just sounds and feels to high.. i've cleaned the throttle body and everything.. what piece do i turn or...

The car came with a cable so look to the area where you can accelerate or rev inside the engine. This is near the carburetor, I think that is the engine that you have.

THere will be a brass bolt that aspirates the car. turning this while the engine is running will cause it to rev up and or down.

Feb 05, 2011 | Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

Proper engine idol...."Too much air going through the engine"

Try slowing things down at the throttle cable adjustment first. Then you can richen it up at the carb to get where you want to be.

Sep 26, 2009 | 2004 Honda VT 750 Shadow Aero

1 Answer

High idoling

Just adjust the idle down.

Jun 28, 2009 | 2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee

2 Answers

Car wont idol but runs fine when pressing on gas pedal

either the tps is out of parameters or you need to adjust the idle up a bit

Apr 16, 2009 | Toyota Camry Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

I have a 4runner 1994 v6 do I turn down the idel

You need to adjust the timing on the belts. This can be adjusted with a wrench. Adjustments should be made with slight measurements, a hair can change it. After adjustment, turn the car off and restart. Drive for a block and see where the RPM goes to when at idol. Keep adjusting until you get around 700-1,000 RPM.
Let me know if this helps.

Jan 24, 2009 | 1994 Toyota 4Runner

Not finding what you are looking for?
Motorcycles Logo

Related Topics:

199 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Harley Davidson Experts

Arnie Burke
Arnie Burke

Level 3 Expert

5055 Answers


Level 3 Expert

4354 Answers


Level 3 Expert

81285 Answers

Are you a Harley Davidson Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides