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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 06-16-2010, 01:13 PM Thread Starter
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Electronic Throttlel

I should know the answer to this but I thought I would throw this out here for the masses
I have a 2008 Glide and I am not a fan of the electronic throttle
There is lag in the throttle and when I am rolling through corners at speed it is as smooth as it should/could? be
This is my 6th Harley and i have owned it since it was new
All my other bikes were cable
What is the solution ,is there a adjustment or can I go back to cable ?
I have done zero checking on this and am starting today


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post #2 of 19 (permalink) Old 06-16-2010, 01:17 PM
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Throttle lag

Me thinkz it iz in ure head!

Seriously, I actually thought my 2010 was much more responsive than my 2006 Road King.

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My '08 is TBW as well , my first TBW as well , I was skeered of it at first , but I love it now ..

My Pan and Shovels dont have near the response as this thing does , my EVO's didnt either ..

Think sumpthin is amiss here

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I agree! the Glide has MUCH more throttle response than my 05 King. No lag what-so-ever! something is amiss
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post #5 of 19 (permalink) Old 06-16-2010, 09:18 PM
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i have a 2010 RG and use to have an 07 RG. The 07 was much more responsive at the throttle than the 10. The lag you are noticing is build into the computer programing and can be adjusted out by the dealer but it will require the installation of the tuner. The lag is built in due to several reasons i have been told but according to a reputable indy i know it is primarily to prevent the crank from shifting. I had the dealer adjust mine out and most of it is gone however i still notice it a bit during takeoff especially on a up hill grade and in cornering. I do not know if you can go back to cable but i am currently investigating the possibility. I really like the new frame but the TBW suks big time.

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prevent the crank from shifting

where did he come up with that

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been a long day dude. Sorry, crank shaft runout is the correct term.

Since the MOCO came out with their new design in crankshafts(press fit cranks) instead of keyed or pinned, there have been some bikes with excessive crank run out with very low miles on them. Some of the symptoms in the more severe cases are vibrations in the engine far worse than normal.
This causes problems because of the run out on the shaft damaging oil pumps and more. The MOCO has replaced complete engines in some cases to eliminate this problem under warranty.

the short version is the lag is build in to try to impact this issue.
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I am going to see if the dealer can adjust some of it out ! Ill let you know what happens

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I have an '06 and an '10 and I much prefer the '06 throttle. My experience is the new throttle, along with the new suspension, is way too responsive. There is no give in the suspension and no give in the throttle, so a small bump activates the throttle. I am getting used to the throttle, but I have to find a way to tone down the suspension. The combination isn't working for me. I have a stage 4 103" kit on the way and I am concerned I'll end up on my ass watching the bike roll down the road without me.

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My 2010 With the TBW is awesome maybe 2-3 degress play from idel to go then it is GAME ON! no play or lag
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