need help on a few ?

Discussion in 'Touring Models' started by chuck60, Apr 5, 2012.

  1. chuck60

    chuck60 Active Member

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    Today I got a ride in for the first time in a week, the temp was 72, my air gage on the the inside faring read 102, why would that be? (2) I have read on here how some people say the new trans is much quite,er, mine is as thumping as any of the 3 other Harley's I've had. This one is a 2012 street glide and I use spectro heavy duty in it. (3) I seem to get alot of back fire with this one, it is completly stock and has 2500 on it. Any help with any of these ?'s would be great. Thanks Charlie
     
  2. softail41

    softail41 Active Member

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    Not sure about the air temp gauge or the trans, however, if by backfireing you mean "decel popping", that would be normal (I believe) for the stock new 103 engines....they are way lean due to EPA regs.
     
  3. Jeff Klarich

    Jeff Klarich Well-Known Member Contributor

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    I've never seen a air temp gauge that read correctly. Mine is alway's off.:small3d012:
     
  4. chuck60

    chuck60 Active Member

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    it is the decel popping, thanks.
     
  5. Bodeen

    Bodeen Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    Check for exhaust leaks, add a some fuel to the beast. The popping should go away. It will run better and cooler with more fuel too.
    I havent heard many people say anything good about the temp gauge.
     
  6. brownfoxx1

    brownfoxx1 Active Member

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    rreplace the air temp gage with a oil temp gage. then you have something usefull. most people can judge the OAT out-side air temp.
     
  7. horizonchaser

    horizonchaser Senior Member Contributor

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    Totally agree. My '03 Ultra was notorious for decal popping. It did it for years. I then added more fuel with the Dobeck TFI and it completely stopped doing that. Amen! That used to drive me crazy. The bike now runs better, cooler, and sounds better too!:)
    I gave up on my air gauge. It is a ballpark figure, that's all. I wouldn't mind doing what others have done by replacing it with an oil temperature gauge. Maybe someday I will.
     
  8. STEVE07

    STEVE07 Well-Known Member Staff Member Super Moderators

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