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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 10-17-2011, 08:32 AM Thread Starter
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Harley Cough

I finally found a name for what my 06 electra glide has - "Harley Cough". I've posted several times on this issue. Between the suggestions I have gotten here and other research on the topic there must be 50 potential causes for this issue. I have contacted two dealerships and HD customer service and they act like they have never heard of this issue. I did a simple google search for "Harley Cough" and I ended up with a couple of hours of reading. I know my bike was supposed to have an injector change from 8* to 25* injectors but my bike is past the timeline for Harley to pay for the change and I had one dealership to tell me flat out that wasn't problem and HD told me it probably was. I just decided to go through the list of possible causes and start checking stuff that I could check before I take it to the dealership. So I have a couple of questions. When you remove the air cleaner there are two rubber plugs that cover a bolt with a rounded head with a hole in it. What are those? One of them was loose and black residue was on the cylinder fins. Another thing I found was when they routed the cruise control cable it is right up against the front fuel injector wire. The engine vibration is causing the cable to rub the fuel injector wire. If that hasn't already caused a problem it will eventually. My question is can I raise the tank enough without taking it off to unplug the injector wire and move it to the other side of the cable.
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The rubber hoses are the breather hoses connected to the hollow breather bolts , air oil mist comes out of those and gets recycled thru the intake .
Yes you can lift the tank enough to get at the injector wires , you'll need to disconnect the fuel line from the tank tho . Push up on the chrome bung sleeve , pull down and it'll unplug .

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Another thing , when you have the front injector disconnected pull on both wires where they go into the connector , if the wire plastic sheath stretches the wire inside is broken and needs repair .

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The rubber hoses are the breather hoses connected to the hollow breather bolts , air oil mist comes out of those and gets recycled thru the intake .
Yes you can lift the tank enough to get at the injector wires , you'll need to disconnect the fuel line from the tank tho . Push up on the chrome bung sleeve , pull down and it'll unplug .
will the tank drain when you unplug the line
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No - You may dribble a little as it pops open ...
I think that model may have a tight inj. wire ...
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