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sticky tbw sensor

I have a 13 road glide custom and am wrapping up the project of changing bars. My twist sensor seems sticky. I have it installed in the end of the bar and when rotating it, it doesnt snap back to original position. Noticed it with grip on and removed grip and still same effect. Any ideas? Hope I dont have to pull bars off to replace sensor. Was a major pia wiring them.
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pull it out of bar , 1/32" and see if it frees up.


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Pulled it from the bar and same stickiness.
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The sensor has a single wire coming out the middle of it. That is your heated grip wire. It is attached directly to the camshaft inside the sensor. That has to have freedom to move. You'll have to get to it and pull it out of it's bind inside the sensor.
To do that, get to the end of the sensor that's inside the bars, and pull that wire out of the sensor. You may have to pull your sensor out enough to get to the wire, or depending on your bars, you'll just be able to pull the wire out. You'll reach through the wire access hole in the bars to do this.
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Thanks much. I will check this out tonite after work. Do you know what color the wire is?
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It'll be black. That is, it has black shrink wrap over it.


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I can get to the wires for heated grip and give them a pull thru cutout area. Seems I can pull and not get anything. The stickiness or stiffness in sensor is still there intermittent.
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Think I solved it. The fit of the geared piece must have been dry or hanging up on something. Sprayed some wd40 on it and works as it should.
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Think I solved it. The fit of the geared piece must have been dry or hanging up on something. Sprayed some wd40 on it and works as it should.
Good to hear if it lasts.....that gear is sealed from the inside, so unless you got lucky and don't have a good seal (?) I'd say you're good to go until it sticks again. I'll try posting pics of when I tore mine apart, cleaned inspected, re-built, and lubed and re-installed it to give you an idea of what it looks like inside....

Ok, here's a URL to my Photobucket library....sorry, I don't know how to load individual pics from it yet. I'm going into it either this weekend or 4th of July weekend to re-lube using the correct White Lithium lube. I'll try to upload pics from my phone.

You can get an idea of what is inside the sensor. In a nutshell, I couldn't get any lube into the sensor and ended up doing quite an extensive mod of it. I have to say that for $100 bucks you can get a new sensor.

This is a safety critical component and I won't be held liable for what you do to yours, but I have had great success with this.

It took a while to find the right lube (Krytox) but now it will work good last long time, and I can clean and re-lube when needed. The problem with this thing is that it is made of Glass Impregnated Nylon which is great stuff, but the glass fibers will eventually wear and cause the binding that you feel. It's probably the best material to use in this situation and I don't think it is a quality issue.....it just is what it is...as long as you can find a quality white lube I think you would be fine.

http://s1241.photobucket.com/user/DC...?sort=3&page=1

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