Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: SW Kansas - Hugoton
From what I have heard, his is a common problem, and my bike trip last weekend it did it to me 6 times in 1500 miles.
When we were sitting along side the road, I called my dealer, a buddy called his dealer. They both had us run through the diagnostic check with the odometer reset button, and cleared the codes. It still would only stay in the limp home mode. We gave up, and called the nearest HD dealer that was 30 miles away from us. They told me to smack the end of the grip and try again. It worked and ran fine for another few hundred miles. Sometimes I would just shut the bike off, start it and it would be fine again.
They tell me it happens alot, but this winter Im tearing into mine and replacing the TBW assembly in the handlebars. Im also going to eliminate the plug thats inside the bars and hard wire it directly under the fairing. This is a bug with the TBW, and I guess there isn't enough uproar yet from HD owners that the MOCO wants to deal with it. It is a problem, and needs to be corrected because going 75 mph down the interstate, and you lose all power,.... is not safe.
If I seem to find out the cure, I will share, but I have yet to find one and your not the only one its happening to.
Oh, and 1 other guy on the trip had it happen to him as well. He rides a 2010 Ultra Limited.
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