Anyone have any issues with their idle set screw/bolt? I think that is what it is called anyway. It is basically a bolt without a hex head that sets the idle RPM level and mine completely **** the bed yesterday.
I started on my trip to Sturgis yesterday and made it about 180 miles before I had a problem
. It had been pouring down rain so it was wet and I went to jump off an exit ramp to get some gas. I had one of Mr. Knapps fork bag stereos jamming (awesome btw) so I could not really hear the engine. I pulled in the clutch and down shifted like normal. When I let off the clutch the bike raced forward and I about rear ended a car at the bottom of the ramp. It was wet (as I said) and I managed to lock the rear wheel up braking. Luckily I was able to stay upright, thank goodness for my wasted youth spent on dirtbikes. Anyway, I was able to get to a parking lot and I checked it out. Could not figure out what was wrong. Tried unplugging my power commander and a list of sundry other things. I called the closets dealer and they put a tech on the phone. He said as long as it was safe he did not think riding it the 20 miles to the dealership would do the engine any harm.
The tech found the idle set screw hanging out and it was stripped. He had to tap the threads and put a new bolt in. The work was not done until after 6 so I just stayed in the area. Today I managed only 600 miles because it was pouring down rain all day. Still loving life, I am sure I will make it to Sturgis eventually.
Shenanodoah Harley was awesome, very helpful. Also, Mr Knapps fork bag stereos rock. Anyone else have issues with the idle set screw?