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Ping Ping Ping

I have a 2008 Road Glide with a little over 50,000 miles on it. It pings also. I run the best gas I can find and octane booster. As the temperature of the engine increases it pings. It is in the 50’s and 60’s right now and it pings. When it is over 100 it…

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Noisy Tappet

I have a 02 Road King and it seems to have a noisy tappet, sounds like when you were adjusting the lifters on a old Chevy, a clacking sound. The Harley dealer says some make more noise than others, doesn’t sound normal to me, it is louder at higher rpms when I am riding at…

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Brake Calipers ’96 Road King

Hi, I have a 1996 EFI Road King with 70,000 miles. My mechanic bleeds my brakes at each service but my brake pedal feels soft after a few weeks. It feels like my brake doesn’t even grab until I almost have the brake floored. My mechanic suggests changing the brake calipers on my Harley. Any…

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Problem with 5 Speed Trans

Listen I have a problem with 5 speed trans on my Road King. Every time I shift into second gear I have to press hard on the foot peg to get to second gear. All the rest of the gears are fine and smooth any advice would be appreciated. Thanks, Mike Via Email Mike, Always…

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Cold Idle Dies ’98 FLHPI

First, thanks for DVD Touring very helpful. Second, my Road King has just over 40k now & I am experiencing a couple things. Cold start idles @ 600 – 800 dies & then on restart have to throttle 10krpm ’till warm up. Maybe the idle speed control needs replaced? Also I am getting some oil…

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Dust Boots Replacement

I have a 2003 Road King and the dust covers on my rear air shocks have cracked. I was told that my only option is to purchase new shocks that I can’t just buy the boots. I find this hard to believe. Is there an aftermarket boot available?  Willie E. Willie E, None that I…

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