2007 road king stops running after lo...

2007 road king stops running after long hard ride

ROBERT

Tualatin, OR

#1 Jun 19, 2009
I have a 2007 road king and it dies on me after a long ride when i get off the free way and get to the first red light the engine is not over heated and it startes right back up again with the start button but if i don't keep a little throtal open it dies agian.
I was told that i may have a start/stop switch that is going bad does that sound likely or some thing els.
I all ways fill up with new gas and i run the gas additive sold at harley and only add 1/3 of a bottle each fill up.
What els could be the problem the harley shops have tested the sencers and sead all is well with them.
toopoch

Lovington, NM

#2 Jun 19, 2009
Well, it is a 2007 after all, have you thought about a new one yet?
toopoch

Lovington, NM

#3 Jun 19, 2009
Oh, I forgot to tell you. I would be willing to take it off your hands for $5000.00 give or take a few bucks. I would have to fix and all that stuff, you know....
scootertrash

United States

#4 Jul 1, 2009
If you have recently added a new air cleaner, or exausht, it may need to be remapped. If you do not keep a trickler charger on the battery, you may need a new battery. Take the ground off the battery, clean both post and reconnect the ground. You may have grounding problems, hence the swicth you where told about. 2007 was also a bad year for harley with engine heat problems. Try running a synthetic oil, or add a cooler to get the temp down. Don't give up, it's something simple as stated above. Why? Because it starts again, and it's still running.
Jim

Norcross, GA

#5 Jul 24, 2009
ROBERT wrote:
I have a 2007 road king and it dies on me after a long ride when i get off the free way and get to the first red light the engine is not over heated and it startes right back up again with the start button but if i don't keep a little throtal open it dies agian.
I was told that i may have a start/stop switch that is going bad does that sound likely or some thing els.
I all ways fill up with new gas and i run the gas additive sold at harley and only add 1/3 of a bottle each fill up.
What els could be the problem the harley shops have tested the sencers and sead all is well with them.
Mine is a 07 as well and does the same dam thing. Riding in the city after it gets hot and has an idleing issue. I read in one of the posts Harley had an 07 heating issue. For the love of God how in the hell can there be an issue with this engine when they have been building them for years? I am putting synthetic in this weekend and I will check the battery connections. Other than that, only 4800 miles on this beast! A new one, now way, this should run like a top for 100K miles in this day and age!
Jack

Santa Clara, CA

#6 Aug 17, 2009
I too have an 07 and it too does this. I have done the Stage 1 (Air cleaner, Rinehart slip ons and Power Commander). After the initial setup from the tuner my bike ran lean and would "ping" pretty bad under a load. I took it back and he adjust the mixture and that helped. I told him what was happening with the stalling and he told me that it could be the stock cams. He said that he noticed a temperature difference when he installed performance cams in other bikes. I have yet to do that pending more information. I have 28k miles on it and don't plan on buying a new to solve this problem.
chromeandrubber

Chicago, IL

#7 Aug 20, 2009
A warning to putting synthetic in the 2007 Road King. My friend started putting Amsoil Synthetic in his HD 96"...Ultra Glide I believe. Because of the heat problems with the 96, the heat breaks down the synthetic oil and it slides past the rings and gets on top of the piston. This supposedly led to his exhaust valve sticking, bending the rod and I don't know what else. The HD dealer said that because of the heat problems with the 96", NOT to use synthetic, even that sold by HD. This is the second one they have seen that resulted this way.$1500 repair.
scootertrash

United States

#8 Aug 20, 2009
ROBERT wrote:
I have a 2007 road king and it dies on me after a long ride when i get off the free way and get to the first red light the engine is not over heated and it startes right back up again with the start button but if i don't keep a little throtal open it dies agian.
I was told that i may have a start/stop switch that is going bad does that sound likely or some thing els.
I all ways fill up with new gas and i run the gas additive sold at harley and only add 1/3 of a bottle each fill up.
What els could be the problem the harley shops have tested the sencers and sead all is well with them.
Get under the seat and check the battery connections, take them apart, clean them, re-attach them, put some axle grease on the bolts and use a lock washer on the bolt also. souds like a ground short some where, this is the same type of symtom Ive seen with that and other years, check that kill switch, too. Harley switch made in China! What ya think huh?

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