changing the idle

Discussion in 'Softail Models' started by Soft-tail Norma, Jun 8, 2007.

  1. Soft-tail Norma

    Soft-tail Norma Member

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    I just got the heritage classic and it idles awful high. the manual does not show how to change this. Can it be changed? Should it be changed, or would that be bad for the performance?? Also, I want to put studs on the backrest pad, but can't figure out how to ge the thing off!! It looks simple, but..so far, no go. It is a medium height back rest. Any one have any suggestions?? :49:
     
  2. English Mike

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    Is it carb or EFI?:31:

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  7. HarleyHarry

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    Make sure that the idle isn't so low that the oil doesn't get 'round the whole engine.
    I have been told off by my dealer once when I had the Dyna 1340 at just under 800 rpm. He told me that there's a chance the oil wouldn't reach the heads anymore. Not sure though if that also applies to the newer engines but, maybe worth checking.
     
  8. Hi-Tek Rednek

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    Softail Norma,I also have a 2007 Heritage Softail and the stock backrest that comes stock on the bike is mounted on a rigid mount backrest( unless you've had a detachable mount put on to re-place it) and is bolted to the rear fender. I haven't had a chance to actually look to see if the backrest "pillow pad" that you want to put studs on is removable or not? it should be, but I'll have to take a look.Also, you said you've dumped another $4,000.00 into the bike and said you put on a set of Big Radius( V&H I presume?) exhausts pipes.Did you have the dealer do this or you or a private shop/friend? With it still being under Warranty, hopefully you had the dealer do it.If so, they should have re-mapped your EFI system while re-placing the pipes because the new pipes have changed up your engine backpressure and also changes up your air flow .Sounds like the mechanic may have mis-calibrated on your re-map of your EFI if your bike sounds like it's idling awfully high.You may have to take it back to the dealer and get them to check it out.Also, if the dealer did the install, then your covered $$$$ wise and Warranty wise.If a private shop or mechanic friend did it, and didn't re-map the EFI,then that's probably what's causing ur problems.Maybe???? Hope you get it up and running great again.Take care,Hi-Tek Rednek
     
  9. glider

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    They will idle higher when first started with the fuel injection. If it idles high after warmup, I would take a run by the dealer and have him verify the speed for you and maybe adjust it.
     
  10. Hi-Tek Rednek

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    Hey Softail Norma,I just happened to notice while I had my seat off the other day checking out where the fuse block was , that the backrest bar that holds the pillow cushion has -2- screw bolts holding it in place. I think if you carefully remove them, you should be able to remove the pillow pad and work on it to put those studs on it you were talking about in an earlier post.Take care,ride safe, Hi-Tek Rednek:42: