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Steve, Motorcycle Mechanic
Category: Motorcycle
Satisfied Customers: 7039
Experience:  30+ yrs. experience, MMI, HD technician, HD early, engine rebuild/performance, bike builder, kit bike program manager, CCI 2001-2004
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I have a 1998 flhtci. Runs fine under load but tends to act

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I have a 1998 flhtci. Runs fine under load but tends to act like its flooding out on a no load rev. Sometimes bike runs perfect all around. Sometimes acts up.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Motorcycle
Expert:  Steve replied 2 years ago.
you should take it into a HD dealership to have them run the scanalyzer on the ECM.sometimes the bike tells us what's wrong. other than that, your symptoms do not identify a particular probably cause, but there are a few that fit:- fuel regulator- engine temperature sensor.- corrupted flash (ECM software) the engine temp probe in the front head is a known could also have a HD dealership check the fuel pressure. that would confirm if you do or do not have a fuel pressure issue.and as always.......the older a bike gets, the more probable that the issue is nothing more than a wire ty-wrapped to tight to the frame, or a connector full corrosion or dirt. let me know if you need more help.Steve