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Old 11-22-2012, 12:15 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Dave 63 has a post with all the codes in tec section very helpful. My CEL came on after I changed header pipes. I didn't reinstall the rear Air sensor correct. So I looked it up. Told my buddy how I found the code , he thought I was way smart. Ha ha.


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Old 11-22-2012, 10:00 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Just had the same issue with my 09 king, ended up being the twist grip sensor. Hell mine skipped limp mode alltogether so consider urself lucky, Replace the twist grip sensor ASAP before she lets ya sit!! -----> Good start, bad finish
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Old 11-24-2012, 08:44 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Will never give up my FXR4 .. But after losing my TBW doing 80 MPH passing a Semi and have it kick into Limp with the Semi sitting dead on my tail .. I own a Victory now .. Will never ever own a TBW Bike again in this lifetime ...
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Old 11-25-2012, 01:16 AM   #14 (permalink)
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Old 11-25-2012, 01:39 AM   #15 (permalink)
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Throttle by wire. Instead of traditional cables they mount a position sensor in the grip and bar. So far seems to be a reliable source of failure on new models.

It may be that the only purpose for your life is to serve as a warning to others.
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Old 11-25-2012, 09:11 AM   #16 (permalink)
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If it is made by man, it will eventually break - including throttle cables - IMHO
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Old 11-25-2012, 09:16 AM   #17 (permalink)
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Will never give up my FXR4 .. But after losing my TBW doing 80 MPH passing a Semi and have it kick into Limp with the Semi sitting dead on my tail .. I own a Victory now .. Will never ever own a TBW Bike again in this lifetime ...
Isn't this a HARLEY forum?
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Old 11-25-2012, 06:30 PM   #18 (permalink)
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Will never give up my FXR4 .. But after losing my TBW doing 80 MPH passing a Semi and have it kick into Limp with the Semi sitting dead on my tail .. I own a Victory now .. Will never ever own a TBW Bike again in this lifetime ...
Why didnt you convert to carb with a wire? Seems a lot cheaper then a victory.
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Old 11-25-2012, 09:19 PM   #19 (permalink)
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Why didnt you convert to carb with a wire? Seems a lot cheaper then a victory.
Not much really My Ultra and 3K bought it .. May go back to HD but won't be a TBW Bike .. Just trying something different .. Got the Best Harley made anyway with the FXR ...
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Old 11-27-2012, 05:56 AM   #20 (permalink)
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Those exact codes indicate an issue with the throttle actuator/sensor on the throttle body, which is known for corrosion/vibration/wire/pin issues.

Personally, knowing the history of the TBW units on 08-09 models, the failure rate seems pretty consistent with your bike's age.

If it were mine, Mike, I'd check the throttle control actuator connector at the side of the throttle body, closest to the rear cylinder. It's a black plug that sticks straight out, pointing rearwards.

It's a 4 wire, flat style plug and the covered wires snake upwards, between the cylinders.

(Throttle Actuator on the left @ 9 o'clock)



Check the wiring for a broken wire as well, at/near that plug. Check the pins on the plug. Clean the pins of all corrosion or dirt. Been issues with 08, 09 models with broken wiring and the plug pins.

IF all is fine there, then after cleaning and inspecting, place a dab of dielectric grease in the plug, and put it back on the throttle body.

Clear your codes.

You can try riding it for a while and see what happens. If you're not a gambling man, then move on back to the TBW unit on the bars. Seems 25K-30K is the magic number for replacement on a lot of the 08-09 models. Whether you replace it or not to avoid a future failure, is up to you.
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