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I called Vance and Hines, hoping I could adjust the idle on my Road Glide since I am using their Fuelpak, and of course, no... So I suppose I have to take to dealer?? It idles around 1300 till it warms up and then 1000-1100 when warm..
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I called Vance and Hines, hoping I could adjust the idle on my Road Glide since I am using their Fuelpak, and of course, no... So I suppose I have to take to dealer?? It idles around 1300 till it warms up and then 1000-1100 when warm..
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Yep, sounds pretty normal.

The only way you're going to adjust the idle would be through a good tuner, like a Power Vision, TTS, etc. Even then, I've read that you'd be ill-advised to go much below 1000 rpm.


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Lowering the idle on your bike will starve the top end of the oil that it needs. This is a twin cam, not an evo. The traditional potato potato sound is not how a twin cam sounds.
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Normal idle is approximately 1000/1100 rpms. When mine starts cold it will idle around 1300/1400 rpms for a about 30 secs then will drop to normal. I too have the V&H fuel pak.

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Lowering the idle on your bike will starve the top end of the oil that it needs. This is a twin cam, not an evo. The traditional potato potato sound is not how a twin cam sounds.
Not so HD has the idle set for the EPA only.
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Sounds like you are normal. You can set it back to factory by turning igition to on and then the switch to run (no start) then repeat four more cycles. 1000 to 1100 rpm is good.

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Sounds like you are normal. You can set it back to factory by turning igition to on and then the switch to run (no start) then repeat four more cycles. 1000 to 1100 rpm is good.
For some mysterious reason, I have to reset my idle fairly often.

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Not so HD has the idle set for the EPA only.
I don't think EPA regs have anything to do with the idle setting.
HD sets the idle at 1000 to 1100 rpms because they have found that running the engine at a low idle will harm the top end because the oil will not reach the to end at such low oil pressure.
Also with all the electronics and lights on the newer bikes it is important to have the charging system put out more current at a idle.
I have a T-Max tuner and I can adjust the idle and T-Max suggest the idle can be set somewhere around 850 rpm but I still set my idle at 975 rpm.


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