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> throttle, starts and idles, but no response to throttle
BRDAVE
post May 27 2017, 12:39 PM
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2008 ultra classic. starts and idles but has no response to throttle.
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post May 27 2017, 09:20 PM
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No idea, sorry to say. Welcome.
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post May 28 2017, 07:12 AM
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Sounds like the bike went into limp mode. Happened to me once on my 11 Ultra. Google HD limp mode and you'll get lots of hits. I think I had a loose connection at the wiring harness in the intake area. Was a couple hundred miles from home, firmed up all connections and got it home. Never happened again.

Throwing any codes?

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post May 28 2017, 08:08 AM
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Could be a few things:

1) Green clip on inner bar to the TGS, known to be faulty.
2) Could be corroded conectors on the fuel mod. behind air breather easy to check.
3) Could be a broken wire just under the shieth 1/2 to 1" up from the connector on the fuel mod. behind the air breather.
4) Could be the Throttle Grip sensor.

Best of luck - the Digitech at a dealer will find the issue.
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post May 28 2017, 10:05 AM
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Welcome to the shop BRDAVE, I had similar issue on my streetglide after nearly dropping it in a steep wet intersection that was covered in mud from log trucks.
I had unknowingly pulled the throttle grip out a 1/4"
and it was not making a solid engagement with the throttle grip sensor. A simple roadside repair with just a little cussing.

Good luck
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post May 28 2017, 11:41 AM
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I broke a throttle cable once. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/whistling.gif)
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post May 28 2017, 02:20 PM
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QUOTE(Bamsambo @ May 28 2017, 12:41 PM) *
I broke a throttle cable once. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/whistling.gif)


(IMG:style_emoticons/default/hysterical.gif)

Me too! Stripped a 14 gauge piece of copper wire and hooked the the throttle cable to it. Hey it got me home!

I don't have a clue when it comes to the newer bikes, (newer than my 2006 eglide) with the throttle sensors. When I was installing the cruise control I read in the manual, and online, the agony of working on throttles with throttle sensors. Not to mention that if you snake your wires inside your handlebar's the thickness of the throttle sensor wire will prevent you from snaking anything else. You'll do it, but not with out a shit ton of cussing....

Welcome to HST! Hope you can get it squared away....

Ride safe
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post May 28 2017, 04:05 PM
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Thanks folks for the answers. I found out that the clip you were talking about (which is in the batwing
fairing) was moved just a hair enough to make it disconnect
I pressed it back together, and it worked! Now I'm wondering if it will do that on me while I'm riding!
Can I hard wire that?
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post May 28 2017, 05:33 PM
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Is strapping a zip tie over the connector an option?
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post May 28 2017, 06:48 PM
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If it's a push together connector that is connected to a wire just cut the connectors off, strip the wires and uuse a screw on connector.
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post May 29 2017, 09:13 AM
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Thanks for the replies to my throttle problem. I'm going to hard wire it and be done with that problem!!
You guys were a blessing!
This is my first Harley that was given to me by a good Pastor friend of mine for many years. He quit riding
and gave me the bike to enjoy.
Great Bike but the Harley dealers are kind of nuts with pricing of their stuff!
Being mechanically inclined....I'll do the work myself!!
This is why this site is so important to me!
It helps to know what to look for!!
Lord Bless you guys!!
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post May 29 2017, 02:49 PM
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Yes, BRDAVE, the dealers are ridiculously expensive. You have the talent to do it yourself so that's a great thing. And a free bike is hard to say no to, eh!?

There's an introduction section. I'm sure the regulars would like to know a little about you.
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