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  • JR888 Posts: 56
    Sunshine Coast
    Stock Poster JR888
    24 Sep 2017 07:29 AM
    Posted by TJU on 23 Sep 2017 11:24 PM
    Just an inquiry about these new bikes with Fly by Wire Throttle's ... Are they prone to being a little sensitive .

    When I got the beast they had replaced the standard grips with a set of Defiance grips .. Nice feel but had a bit of a notchy feel or slightly sticking feel ... You hit a bump and even with a light touch it would jump up in the rev's if that makes sense ... Same off idle at the lights ... Nothing to radical but annoying .

    Had the Dealer have a look and they gave it a bit of a clean up and bit of a lube and near perfect off idle and a bit better riding along now but still has an annoying stiffness at times .

    Has the Burleigh 14" High Balls on at the moment and not sure if my big old fat heavy arms are the only issue ... Hence the inquiry .

     Found the same thing when I first got the Road King but I must have gotten used to it because until your post I hadn't given it another thought. I found cruise useful on bumpy roads when I first go the bike but hardly use it any more unless on a long haul.

  • TJU Posts: 1070
    Logan , Qld .
    Performance Poster TJU
    24 Sep 2017 08:53 AM
    Gidday JR ... Yeah it's not a huge deal and I reckon it will become simple over time ... Was just I hadn't experienced same issue with cable Throttle's on any of my other Harleys or Jap bikes through the years .
  • chinashop bull Posts: 3562
    Forum Legend chinashop bull
    24 Sep 2017 11:17 AM
    Posted by TJU on 23 Sep 2017 11:24 PM
    Just an inquiry about these new bikes with Fly by Wire Throttle's ... Are they prone to being a little sensitive .

    When I got the beast they had replaced the standard grips with a set of Defiance grips .. Nice feel but had a bit of a notchy feel or slightly sticking feel ... You hit a bump and even with a light touch it would jump up in the rev's if that makes sense ... Same off idle at the lights ... Nothing to radical but annoying .

    Had the Dealer have a look and they gave it a bit of a clean up and bit of a lube and near perfect off idle and a bit better riding along now but still has an annoying stiffness at times .

    Has the Burleigh 14" High Balls on at the moment and not sure if my big old fat heavy arms are the only issue ... Hence the inquiry .

     TBW has been faultless for me on several bikes.  Definitely not notchy or jerky.  Sounds to me like you grip is pushed too far in.  There should be some end float.  Loosen the grip clamps and move the grip outwards 1 or 2 mm.  You should be able to twist the throttle with just 2 fingers and it will snap back.

  • dyna13 Posts: 4
    Stock Poster dyna13
    24 Sep 2017 02:44 PM
    Got a new 18 Road king on the way, off goes the wide glide and onto a tourer. Let the changers start 
  • TJU Posts: 1070
    Logan , Qld .
    Performance Poster TJU
    24 Sep 2017 03:11 PM
    China , will give that a go and see how she goes .
  • JR888 Posts: 56
    Sunshine Coast
    Stock Poster JR888
    10 Oct 2017 05:30 PM
    Absolute bargain for sale in the for sale threads . . . https://www.hdforums.com.au/Thread/671345/1
  • LOFTYBOB Posts: 3247
    Strength in Unity
    Forum Legend LOFTYBOB
    10 Oct 2017 08:55 PM
    Posted by dyna13 on 24 Sep 2017 02:44 PM
    Got a new 18 Road king on the way, off goes the wide glide and onto a tourer. Let the changers start 

     Congrats, change the handle bars as the stockers are crap. Stage 2 torque cam and corresponding tune/pipes work wonders.

    Good luck and enjoy

  • sheldeane Posts: 1
    Brisbane
    Stock Poster sheldeane
    11 Oct 2017 05:07 PM
    Posted by JR888 on 17 Apr 2017 01:34 PM
    Like you LB I have only had mine a short time, bit of a story but I picked it up while at the QLD state rally.
    Anyway my new ride is the Road King but it must be so different to yours as I could not be happier with it. I bought the demo off the showroom floor, they were reluctant to sell it as it hadn't been a demo for very long, and it came with Stage 1 breather and tuner, Stage 2 cams, Vance & Hines headers and the Screaming Eagle street cannons - great package.
    I had intended buying a Heritage but when I took this for a test ride I just had to have it then and there.
    All I can say is What A Beast, plenty of grunt, good sound and much more comfortable than my old 1200 custom. Just waiting on the top box to turn up and then I'll post some pics. 

     Im with you JR, used to have a 1200 sporty custom....I have only had the ultra for 3 weeks now but how good is it....Im very impressed. Only stage 1 at the moment but may go to 114 soon....cheers First post.....

  • Oz Dan Posts: 46
    Brisbane, Queensland
    Stock Poster Oz Dan
    14 Oct 2017 08:26 AM
    Thought I’d bring this to M8 owner’s attention......


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  • DocGreen Posts: 121
    Illawarra NSW
    Stock Poster DocGreen
    14 Oct 2017 10:06 AM
    Posted by Oz Dan on 14 Oct 2017 08:26 AM
    Thought I’d bring this to M8 owner’s attention......


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     thanks OzDan, doesn't really add much though apart from having the dealers check for it - guess HD have no idea hey. I did read in the US forum some guys in Germany were changing the clutch pushrod and a couple of other parts to earlier CVO versions and optimistic, will follow that and see what happens. I'll try and add the link of part numbers later.

    ps touch wood, mine hasn't transferred any yet.


    DocGreen

  • Oz Dan Posts: 46
    Brisbane, Queensland
    Stock Poster Oz Dan
    14 Oct 2017 10:14 AM
    Posted by DocGreen on 14 Oct 2017 10:06 AM
    Posted by Oz Dan on 14 Oct 2017 08:26 AM
    Thought I’d bring this to M8 owner’s attention......




     thanks OzDan, doesn't really add much though apart from having the dealers check for it - guess HD have no idea hey. I did read in the US forum some guys in Germany were changing the clutch pushrod and a couple of other parts to earlier CVO versions and optimistic, will follow that and see what happens. I'll try and add the link of part numbers later.

    ps touch wood, mine hasn't transferred any yet.


    DocGreen

    I think it adds a great deal. It adds that finally the Motor Co have admitted there is an issue, and if owners in warranty who do experience the problem notify their dealers, they will be in line for a warranty fix once the solution is established. Prior to this notice being issued, dealers would just say they havent heard any reports of this happening/ it’s impossible/ or that there is no service reports concerning the issue.


    My bike is currently uneffected but there are reports of bikes stating to transfer at higher mileage’s - one bloke had it start at 15,000 miles.....

  • DocGreen Posts: 121
    Illawarra NSW
    Stock Poster DocGreen
    14 Oct 2017 10:40 AM
    yeah fair enough OzDan, lets see if the moco can sort it out hey.
    here's a copy of the part #s from the US forum the guys in Gemany are trying if anyone is interested.

    Quote: Originally Posted by fwj  In the German V-Twin forum some are reporting that the migration has stopped after changing the clutch pushrod to a larger diameter version of a former CVO model. Bellow the replacement parts: 11143 Retaining RIng 37909-90 Retaining Ring 37092-06 Clutch Release Rod 37000113 Clutch ROd End 37000112 Pushrod , Clutch Release Plate Anybody here having solved the migration issue with replacing the parts listed above?

    DocGreen
  • Oz Dan Posts: 46
    Brisbane, Queensland
    Stock Poster Oz Dan
    14 Oct 2017 10:43 AM
    Posted by DocGreen on 14 Oct 2017 10:40 AM
    yeah fair enough OzDan, lets see if the moco can sort it out hey.
    here's a copy of the part #s from the US forum the guys in Gemany are trying if anyone is interested.

    Quote: Originally Posted by fwj  In the German V-Twin forum some are reporting that the migration has stopped after changing the clutch pushrod to a larger diameter version of a former CVO model. Bellow the replacement parts: 11143 Retaining RIng 37909-90 Retaining Ring 37092-06 Clutch Release Rod 37000113 Clutch ROd End 37000112 Pushrod , Clutch Release Plate Anybody here having solved the migration issue with replacing the parts listed above?

    DocGreen

     Yeah I’d seen the German fix posts. But the service report lists bikes with these parts fitted standard so I doubt it’s a fix myself.

  • TJU Posts: 1070
    Logan , Qld .
    Performance Poster TJU
    14 Oct 2017 11:28 AM
    Gidday Dan ... Thanks for info , I have the 2017 Road Glide Special and so far so good .

    Just can't blow the pic up big enough to read clearly but is that a Harley Davidson Service Bulletin similar to the one they officially sent out world wide about the Oil Pump issues or is it just off a USA Harley Forum site .

    Like you say if it is official then that's good news .
  • Oz Dan Posts: 46
    Brisbane, Queensland
    Stock Poster Oz Dan
    14 Oct 2017 11:53 AM
    Posted by TJU on 14 Oct 2017 11:28 AM
    Gidday Dan ... Thanks for info , I have the 2017 Road Glide Special and so far so good .

    Just can't blow the pic up big enough to read clearly but is that a Harley Davidson Service Bulletin similar to the one they officially sent out world wide about the Oil Pump issues or is it just off a USA Harley Forum site .

    Like you say if it is official then that's good news .

     It’s official - Technical Alert #TA0022

  • TJU Posts: 1070
    Logan , Qld .
    Performance Poster TJU
    15 Oct 2017 09:51 AM
    Couple of changes to the new baby ... Swapped out the 14 inch Burleigh High Balls for a set of 9 inch Harley Chiseled bars ... So much better for me ... Very similar shape and feel but 5 inches lower ... Just about inline with the top of Fairing so gives it stream line look .HD Forums Australia - IMG_20171014_180637.jpg

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    You might notice ground wet ... 10 minutes from home and got drenched ... Need the water up here as only have Tank water where we are but could have held off a bit longer , Lol ... Good excuse for a few Bundy's and a bit of polishing .

    Had a win with my sticking / binding throttle ... I knew it wasn't just me ... The TPS , throttle position sensor had a notch in it and was grabbing ... Swapped out and unbelievably so much better .
  • steelo Posts: 1261
    Adelaide foothills SA
    Performance Poster steelo
    15 Oct 2017 10:05 AM
    Glad u swapped out the bars t. I thought they looked too high. You’ll be so much more comfortable. Looking good. How loud is that pipe though? 
  • JR888 Posts: 56
    Sunshine Coast
    Stock Poster JR888
    15 Oct 2017 11:13 AM
    Posted by TJU on 15 Oct 2017 09:51 AM
    Couple of changes to the new baby ... Swapped out the 14 inch Burleigh High Balls for a set of 9 inch Harley Chiseled bars ... So much better for me ... Very similar shape and feel but 5 inches lower ... Just about inline with the top of Fairing so gives it stream line look .HD Forums Australia - IMG_20171014_180637.jpg

    HD Forums Australia - IMG_20171014_180545.jpg
    You might notice ground wet ... 10 minutes from home and got drenched ... Need the water up here as only have Tank water where we are but could have held off a bit longer , Lol ... Good excuse for a few Bundy's and a bit of polishing .

    Had a win with my sticking / binding throttle ... I knew it wasn't just me ... The TPS , throttle position sensor had a notch in it and was grabbing ... Swapped out and unbelievably so much better .

     That is one smooth looking ride, glad you got that throttle sorted and can now enjoy the ride.

    What did you do with the 14's, I was thinking of trying them on the road king not so much for height but to lay them back a little so I'm not reaching for them as much.

  • chinashop bull Posts: 3562
    Forum Legend chinashop bull
    15 Oct 2017 11:25 AM
    Road glide bars are 1 1/4” not 1” like your road king. 
  • JR888 Posts: 56
    Sunshine Coast
    Stock Poster JR888
    15 Oct 2017 02:39 PM
    Posted by chinashop bull on 15 Oct 2017 10:25 AM
    Road glide bars are 1 1/4” not 1” like your road king. 

     Thanks China, I was under the impression that the risers and clamps were still 1".
    No matter 

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