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  • Sponge Boy Posts: 172
    Melbourne
    Stock Poster Sponge Boy
    09 Jun 2019 10:17 PM
    Hey guys,
    Had an interesting situation this weekend;
    My IAC played up for the third time in 11 years.
    First couple times I removed the IAC, cleaned it out, degreased it, switched ignition on and off to cycle the plunger, degreased and cleaned out the idle air orifice and re-assembled.
    It was an absolute bitch getting the bugger out though; needed to use a custom bent torx key and a lot of patience.
    This did the trick both times.
    On Saturday it happened again; bike was ok getting to the convention centre but, on the way home, it just didn't want to idle.
    This time when I tried to clean out the IAC I switched on the ignition to cycle the plunger and sprayed degreaser into the IAC while it was going in and out. Unfortunately something went wrong and this time the plunger came all the way out and it, and spring, flung across the room.
    Tried many things to get it back in but no chance. It was rooted.

    I needed the bike on Sunday so I was desperate to get the bike going.
    There was a part number on the IAC (59603) and a stamp saying "Assembled in Mexico".
    A search on the internet showed that the same item with the same part number was available on Alibaba from China for about $4.50 but a minimum quantity of 100 pieces.

    A further search showed that a virtually identical unit was used in the Holden Commodores.
    A further search showed that Repco has a virtually identical item with part number SKU: A9334787 which was also for the Commodore.
    Found one in stock at Sunshine Repco and went to check it out.
    There was no way of finding a cross referenced number with the original part number but it looked virtually identical and it was only $40.00
    I knew if it didn't suit I could not take it back.
    Bugger it ! Took a risk and bought it.
    Fitted it at lunchtime today.
    IT WORKED LIKE A DREAM !

    There you go; a Holden IAC works on a Harley !

    Moral of the story: Do your homework and you could save yourself some money rather than throwing $$$$ at the local Harley dealership.

    I will check on Tuesday but I bet Harley charges at least $140 for the same unit.









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  • loopie Posts: 441
    Stage 1 Poster loopie
    09 Jun 2019 10:50 PM
    Great find. Being retired i love. Doing this cross referencing ive saved heaps .  when they design a bike car. They mostly used generic parts out their too save develop prices
  • Baloffski Posts: 1628
    Victoria
    Motor Head Baloffski
    10 Jun 2019 08:10 AM
    Well done, that is a win.
    AAA for homework sponge boy.
  • loopie Posts: 441
    Stage 1 Poster loopie
    10 Jun 2019 01:09 PM
    The above holden part. Is for the. Commodore vp vr vs. Six motor.  Ebay. $ 20. Free post.  Thanks too sponge boy
  • HOG63 Posts: 95
    Stock Poster HOG63
    12 Jun 2019 06:28 PM
    Sorry if I missed it it , but for which bike(s) is this applicable? Just so I can pass it on. 
    Thanks. 

    (I ride old school carby Sporty.) 
  • Sponge Boy Posts: 172
    Melbourne
    Stock Poster Sponge Boy
    12 Jun 2019 09:21 PM
    Quoting HOG63 on 12 Jun 2019 06:28 PMedited: 12 Jun 2019 06:29 PM
    Sorry if I missed it it , but for which bike(s) is this applicable? Just so I can pass it on. 
    Thanks. 

    (I ride old school carby Sporty.) 
    My bike is a 2008 Superglide but I think the Idle Air Control Valve (or Motor as the Americans say it) suits many Harley models
  • HOG63 Posts: 95
    Stock Poster HOG63
    12 Jun 2019 09:54 PM
    Quoting HOG63 on 12 Jun 2019 06:28 PMedited: 12 Jun 2019 06:29 PM
    Sorry if I missed it it , but for which bike(s) is this applicable? Just so I can pass it on. 
    Thanks. 

    (I ride old school carby Sporty.) 
    Quoting Sponge Boy on 12 Jun 2019 09:21 PM
    My bike is a 2008 Superglide but I think the Idle Air Control Valve (or Motor as the Americans say it) suits many Harley models
    Cheers. 
  • tussuck Posts: 1752
    Melbourne
    Motor Head tussuck
    13 Jun 2019 10:19 AM

    The part number on my 09 883 for the IAC is:  27628-01A (which means it came out in 2001 so I think you will find that the same part number will fit MANY EFI model bikes).

    I did the same thing on my Sporty to clean it.... removed it and turn the ignition on only to watch the thing unwind and have bits go flying all over the place...lol

  • Sponge Boy Posts: 172
    Melbourne
    Stock Poster Sponge Boy
    13 Jun 2019 08:24 PM
    The only "problem" with the part that I purchased is that the wiring socket is angled to the right instead of the left.
    The wiring does reach but only just, and the insulation sleeve virtually touches the bolt on the fixed end of the engine stabiliser.

    BTW, found out today that Harley Heaven wants $76 for the original part.


  • Sponge Boy Posts: 172
    Melbourne
    Stock Poster Sponge Boy
    13 Jun 2019 08:29 PM
    Quoting loopie on 10 Jun 2019 01:09 PMedited: 10 Jun 2019 01:26 PM
    The above holden part. Is for the. Commodore vp vr vs. Six motor.  Ebay. $ 20. Free post.  Thanks too sponge boy
    Hi Loopie, would you please send me a link for that $20 item you found.
    Thanks


  • loopie Posts: 441
    Stage 1 Poster loopie
    13 Jun 2019 08:47 PM
    Quoting loopie on 10 Jun 2019 01:09 PMedited: 10 Jun 2019 01:26 PM
    The above holden part. Is for the. Commodore vp vr vs. Six motor.  Ebay. $ 20. Free post.  Thanks too sponge boy
    Quoting Sponge Boy on 13 Jun 2019 08:29 PM
    Hi Loopie, would you please send me a link for that $20 item you found.
    Thanks


    I dont how too send link...   Ebay.      Type. In.          Vr v6 iac
  • Sponge Boy Posts: 172
    Melbourne
    Stock Poster Sponge Boy
    15 Jun 2019 11:18 PM
    Solved the wiring clearance problem.
    Rotated the body of the control valve. Just means that the screws don't actually go through the flange holes.
    All good.

    By the way, looks like the Holden Jackaroo Idle Air Control Valve would work perfectly and even cheaper at $28.66
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  • tussuck Posts: 1752
    Melbourne
    Motor Head tussuck
    16 Jun 2019 09:49 AM
    Thats so friggin dodgey!.. 
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