how to remove control wire coils from handlebars?

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how to remove control wire coils from handlebars?


Post by sprucecreek » Sun Jan 20, 2008 8:21 pm

I have a 56 FLH, and the spark advance control was balky. Pulled the wire to lube it, and it wouldn't go back in. Looks like the coil (the sheath on the cable) is defective...probably a break when it bends to come out of the handlbars.

So, I need to replace it. The books say to remove the coil and the coil end plug....but now how to get it out. Any advice? Thanks.

Follow up: Ok, guys, I'm a doofus...turns out there is a set screw hidden under the housing for the horn button. Figure I'll leave this posting for a day or so to give everyone a laugh. :-)

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Post by Cotten » Mon Jan 21, 2008 1:29 am

Even when you know where everything goes, it's still a tedious and painstaking task.



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Post by john HD » Mon Jan 21, 2008 4:22 am

i won't be laughing!

the last time i had mine apart that little set screw got dropped and went under my workbench!

took an hour to find the little bugger!


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