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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-02-2014, 07:22 AM Thread Starter
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broke down on the way to sturgis

so on the way to Sturgis yesterday I broke down in Indiana all of a sudden on the freeway at 70 miles an hour I had no throttle control pulled over to the side. It will idle but not anymore gas. I did put a set of 14" Buky bars on it a couple months ago but no problems since.

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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-02-2014, 07:27 AM
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Most likely something in the TBW .. I had a few issues with mine a few months after I changed the bars out as well , threw a few codes .. Re rigged my connections ..

Any codes thrown ??

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Does your throttle grip roll smoothly or is it a bit sticky? I had a brief issue with mine after the bar swap. Hade to fix a sticky throttle with the bars.

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Most likely something in the TBW .. I had a few issues with mine a few months after I changed the bars out as well , threw a few codes .. Re rigged my connections ..

Any codes thrown ??

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No codes thrown.
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Check for codes. Sounds like the green connector is loose.


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Hope Indy treated you right

It happens to us all sooner or later. Mine was this week on I-65S when oil started spewing out from air filter.
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post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-27-2014, 10:56 PM
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Mine did it on Run for the Wall in May. Here's what all was done to mine, maybe some of this will help:

- Mine threw a code saying something about a 5 volt reference line. The tech at the dealership changed the twist grip sensor, still got the issue, so he changed it again but put in a CVO twist grip sensor
- He kept troubleshooting it and his book told him to change the ECM. He called Harley, Harley said no way it should need the ECM, he told them the book they sent him said it needed an ECM so he was putting one in it. That solved the problem and I made it the rest of the way to DC
- On the way home, it acted up one more time, but not as bad. Pulled over, turned the bike off and back on, and it ran fine the rest of the way home.
- When I got home I did some of my own troubleshooting and found that I had filled the oil all the way to the full mark. It looked like when I had either been riding it hard all day (on the way home) or when it got very hot (first time it acted up) it was burping oil out into the air intake and it was seeping on the throttle body connector behind the intake. It looks like this is what caused it to throw the code. Did it need the ECM and the TGS, who knows
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After all that, I changed the air filter, cleaned the throttle body connector with electrical contact cleaner, and refilled it with dielectric grease. I also have made it a point to fill the oil to the middle instead of to the top to give it some room to move before it burps out the side. I have no idea if this is a permanent fix but it has been over 100 several days and I have yet to have the problem again.


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There are stickys in the troubleshooting section that describes TBW issues and some possible fixes. My guess is the TCA plug lost connection and a little dielectric grease on the TCA plug will solve your problem.
The TCA (Throttle Control Actuator) plug is located behind the air cleaner and it plugs into the throttle body.
There is also stickys in the troubleshooting section that will tell you how to access and clear the DTCs.


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