Throttle tensioner

Discussion in 'Dyna Models' started by Ian Wayne, Jun 25, 2009.

  1. Ian Wayne

    Ian Wayne Member

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    My throttle tensioner no longer sets any more anyone ever repaired or replaced theirs? She's a 02 Wide Glide. Thanx Ian...
     
  2. TQuentin1

    TQuentin1 Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator

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    Here is a look-see:

    THROTTLE CONTROL - 2002 Harley Davidson FXDWG3


    I bet that item #45 is split in half. Need to take the switch housing halves apart and get a new one in there.

    TQ
     
    Last edited: Jun 26, 2009
  3. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    I agree with TQ :D
     
  4. twooodogz

    twooodogz Member

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    what is Harley's official reasoning for that Tensioner anyway? It scares me to set it then have to slow down fast. Is it really meant to be a poor man's cruise control? only time I use it is to keep the bike running in the warm up period.
     
  5. Bud White

    Bud White Well-Known Member Retired Moderators

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    Thats what its supposed to be used for

    not for cruise though many do
     
  6. NEWHD74FAN

    NEWHD74FAN Experienced Member Retired Moderators

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    In a nutshell yes, it is a poor man's cruise control...but it is a friction device that is supposed to be set to "just" hold the speed steady, but you easily overide with a modest "twist of the wrist" and is an old school device. Harley's are kinda like tractors, but in a good way, of course! Newer technology w/ EFI and microprocessor technology has allowed newer bikes use of electronic cruise control...
     
    Last edited: Jun 28, 2009
  7. Ian Wayne

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    Thanx Quentin for the link to the blow up pic,thats a big help.My factory service manual didn't say too much about it.Thank you everybody..Ian