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Old 07-29-2011, 08:59 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Throttle Sensor/Actuator Problems?

So yesterday I was leaving work and got on the bike like I always do. When I went to pull out I got to about 15mph and the throttle stopped working. I released the clutch and let first gear put me back in the parking lot and caught a ride home.....

I pick up a new FBW throttle sensor/actuator and get back to the bike, and before tearing it apart I decide to replicate the problem, which I can't do. Bike seems to be running fine now, but I don't trust it to stay this way. I've known people with cars to have the FBW issues, but when they stop working they STOP working. This was intermittent and I'm confused.

It was 98* out, sunny, and bike was sitting in direct sunlight. Any ideas on what I need to look at?
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Check the FBW connection where it comes out of the handlebars or the fairing (RG or Heritage?). I've heard the pins inside the connectors get corrosion and need to be cleaned. From what I've read the corrosion is difficult to see, and Harley makes replacement pins for this problem.
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It's the road glide. I will check the connector. Here is a video of the issue.
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I'm thinking this is heat related but not sure where to look. Any ideas ?? Connectors are all good and issue hasn't happened since Friday when it was 100* outside
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I have a 2011 and eng light has been coming on almost out of the crate throwing a throttle code. Take to dealer reset but hasnt fixed had in shop 4 times the kicker may be dealer put the 16 inch apes on my flhx when it was bought new
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Pull the plug out of the TB itself and grease it with a dielectric grease, this will help keep the corrosion and the fretting of the pins from happening. Even if you have not had the problem replicate itself since , do yourself a big favor and do this!
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Pull the plug out of the TB itself and grease it with a dielectric grease, this will help keep the corrosion and the fretting of the pins from happening. Even if you have not had the problem replicate itself since , do yourself a big favor and do this!

Yes sir, I have personally witnessed this on 3 bikes so far. All have been at the throttle body connector behind the air cleaner. Harley actually has a pin replacement for extremely troublesome cases. I haven't had the problem, but I pulled and put dielectric grease on the pins and a little extra in the connector for good measure just the same. I wash my bike a lot and ride on rough dirt roads, so I felt the extra measure was a good idea. I intend to do the same on my PCV to ECM connector.
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Had the same issue with my 09 StreetGilde a month after the warranty ran out. I checked all connections and started researching this forum and found that I am not the only one that has had this happen before. (go figure) I called the dealer where I bought my bike new and told them about the issue and they said they sould check it out. Thye checked it out free of charge and told me tht the normal issues that they see that causes this checked out fine on my bike, The thing that really urked me was three employees at the dealership asked me the same question. "Was it raining whenit happened?" It wasn' raining but I guess you shouldn't ride an 08 or late TBW Harley in damp or wet conditions! And one more thing when applying dielectric grease don't get carried away with thsi stuff, it is conductive!
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Yes sir, I have personally witnessed this on 3 bikes so far. All have been at the throttle body connector behind the air cleaner. Harley actually has a pin replacement for extremely troublesome cases. I haven't had the problem, but I pulled and put dielectric grease on the pins and a little extra in the connector for good measure just the same. I wash my bike a lot and ride on rough dirt roads, so I felt the extra measure was a good idea. I intend to do the same on my PCV to ECM connector.
this is exactly what happened to me when i broke down on the side of the highway(3years ago)..No one knew what the problem was(they finally fixed it -had to call moco).

she is starting to act up again ,idle has a slight sputter,i will try the grease and see what happens.
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Had the same issue with my 09 StreetGilde a month after the warranty ran out. I checked all connections and started researching this forum and found that I am not the only one that has had this happen before. (go figure) I called the dealer where I bought my bike new and told them about the issue and they said they sould check it out. Thye checked it out free of charge and told me tht the normal issues that they see that causes this checked out fine on my bike, The thing that really urked me was three employees at the dealership asked me the same question. "Was it raining whenit happened?" It wasn' raining but I guess you shouldn't ride an 08 or late TBW Harley in damp or wet conditions! And one more thing when applying dielectric grease don't get carried away with thsi stuff, it is conductive!
Its non-conductive
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