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Old 08-25-2012, 05:14 PM   #1
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Has anyone experienced the throttle body separating from the rubber manifold section?

I have the Lloyds air cleaner kit on my 2008 Jackpot and noticed that while the bolts holding the throttle body to the mounting plate of the manifold are still tight, the rubber portion of the manifold has come loose from the mounting plate allowing the whole air cleaner/throttle body/mounting plate assembly to flop around.

I'm going to try to re-attach the rubber to the mounting plate with some sort of adhesive but I wonder what adhesive material would work best or should I just replace the manifold?

Any advice is encouraged!
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Old 11-04-2012, 11:11 AM   #2
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I have an 08 hammer, and had the same problem. The throttle body adapter is cheaply made rubber. The only remedy is to replace the throttle body adapter. Once you order it you'll see what I mean by cheaply made.

When replacing make sure to get the right rubber seals for both the exhaust side and throttle body side, you will need them. These seals are tricky, look at them good and orient it correctly before install.

Also when you order check the flat surface of the assembly when you get it, mines was gouged and scored, I sent it back and got another one.
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Old 11-04-2012, 11:25 AM   #3
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This is a common problem, especially on 2008's. I keep 2-3 in stock at all times for every Vic model as the older ones will crack over time, just like the rubber on a tire, although the 2008's actually had a production issue.
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Old 11-04-2012, 12:50 PM   #4
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Sounds like this issue could cause a pretty bad vacuum leak...?

I'm chasing one now, didn't think to check below the TB before I put the tank back on. Generally speaking this isn't something I would expect to be a problem... darn it!
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Thanks for the responses. I temporarily fixed it by using silicone caulk to glue the metal plate back on the rubber manifold. The rubber did appear to be dried out somewhat so I probably need to replace the manifold for a long term fix.
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Old 11-04-2012, 08:10 PM   #6
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I have an 08 hammer, and had the same problem. The throttle body adapter is cheaply made rubber. The only remedy is to replace the throttle body adapter. Once you order it you'll see what I mean by cheaply made.

When replacing make sure to get the right rubber seals for both the exhaust side and throttle body side, you will need them. These seals are tricky, look at them good and orient it correctly before install.

Also when you order check the flat surface of the assembly when you get it, mines was gouged and scored, I sent it back and got another one.
Glad I saw this post, I knew I had a vacuum leak and just now I sprayed carb cleaner at the rubber part and the bike almost couldn't idle. I suspect that damn thing is cracked on my bike too. And I just put a full tank of gas in that sob.... ugh...

Anyone know a good place to get this part?
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Old 11-05-2012, 08:51 AM   #7
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For anyone who might care, the part in question is the one in the red box below (how could victory makes this out of rubber?! wtf?!?!?!):
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For anyone who might care, the part in question is the one in the red box below (how could victory makes this out of rubber?! wtf?!?!?!):
I have an 07 Jackpot and the rubber boots split and after I replaced them found a crack in the flaps of the throttle body and wound up having to replace it to.
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That's really surprising. The tb seems to be pretty well made from what I saw. How hard (or irritating) was this job? It seems to be pretty straight forward and simple, but I have learned through the years that nothing ever actually ends up as simple as it looks.
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That's really surprising. The tb seems to be pretty well made from what I saw. How hard (or irritating) was this job? It seems to be pretty straight forward and simple, but I have learned through the years that nothing ever actually ends up as simple as it looks.
Carried it to the dealer to put the boots on and thats when the cracked was found, had to wait a little bit for the throttle body and they put it on no charge for labor. The crack in the flaps was next to the control rod that works them it was small but you could see light between the rod and flap.
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