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No Idle Occasionally, my 2007 FLHRCI will not idle unless i stay on the throttle. Start dies. While riding, pull in the dies. Usually it'll start idling again on its own in a few minutes but this last time it lasted 3 days and several hundred miles. Took it to dealer and ran fine (of course) and computer showed nothing. Any Ideas?

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  • 07roadking Sep 16, 2008

    Yes, it has stock air cleaner, and usually (but not always) it happens when i'm in or just after a parade situation and perhaps was a little warm.

  • 07roadking Sep 16, 2008

    No carb - fuel injected. Solution still apply?

  • 07roadking Sep 16, 2008

    Thanks a lot.I'll give it a try.Don't need any pictures.I agree it should be a simple fix. We'll see. Thanks again.


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Sound like the idle controll isnt working or got stuck .
it didnt code which makes me wonder does it have the stock air cleaner?

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    paul erickson Sep 16, 2008

    pull the air cleaner and spray carb cleaner into the carb while its running the ridle wil rise and fall with short bursts. theis will open and close the idle valve and when you are spraying it will clean it .
    give that a try . i realy dont think you have a hard problem. just sticky.
    good luck and dont get any carb cleaner on your paint....

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    paul erickson Sep 16, 2008

    the carb doesnt have an idle air control valve.
    and the EFI does and that is the part that sticks.
    i like the 3M brand carb cleaner and put the tube on the can so you can direst the spray into the throttle body.
    lst me know if you have any problems s i might have some pictures of the throttle body. but i would have to look
    let me know if you need them you shouldnt it a simple fix.
    later paul


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