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Old 07-03-2008, 01:54 PM
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is it just me or do the 07 &amp\\; 08's idle fast?&nbsp\\; Is there a way to lower the idle speed?
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Old 07-03-2008, 08:10 PM
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not sure if can....mine is only fast after sitting and cooled down, but comes down quick. they won't idle like a carb model
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is it just me or do the 07 &amp\\;\\\\\\; 08's idle fast?&nbsp\\;\\\\\\; Is there a way to lower the idle speed?
No it's not you, they do idle fast to keep the oil pressure up.&nbsp\\;
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Old 07-03-2008, 09:25 PM
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is it just me or do the 07 &amp\\;\\\\\\; 08's idle fast?&nbsp\\;\\\\\\; Is there a way to lower the idle speed?
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DO NOT AND I REPEAT, DO NOT try to lower your idle on the 07 - 08's. They have to idle at approx 1,000 to 1,200 rpm's.&nbsp\\; The oil pumps need the idle speed to keep the oil pressure up.&nbsp\\;
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Old 07-04-2008, 05:13 AM
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You can lower the idel with sert BUT IF YOU DO YOU WILL BURN YOUR MOTOR UP. thay are set at 1000 to 1200 to keep oil presure up so you starve the top end off oil.
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Old 07-04-2008, 09:05 AM
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Trust them on this, I have an 04 Train, carbureted, and mine was idling around 800 or so. HD told me to bump it up to at least 1050, to help the oil pump. Glad I caught that in time!!
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Old 07-04-2008, 11:28 AM
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DO NOT AND I REPEAT, DO NOT try to lower your idle on the 07 - 08's. They have to idle at approx 1,000 to 1,200 rpm's.
My 08 Softail service manual (pg 1-6) specs engine idle speed at 950-1050 RPM.
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there's no "potato-potato-potato" idle sound on the fuel injected bikes. too bad for us.
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