Throttle Control Issue Fixed

I picked up my bike at the dealership today. They spent almost four hours troubleshooting and (hopefully) fixing the throttle control problem. They said it’s a not uncommon problem and it’s mainly a matter of cleaning and greasing all the sensors. No parts. All labor. Almost $400 worth. Fortunately I have an extended warranty and it only cost me $50.

I have to wonder,though. I’ve been riding motorcycles for about 50 years. All with throttle cables. No problems. New and improved ETC (electronic throttle control) and it gives problems, and apparently not just to me. I know HD had their reasons for going to the ETC, but it seems the more they complicate a motorcycle the more likely it is that something will go wrong that will require a $90 an hour mechanic to fix.

“I can’t wait to get on the road again.”

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