Anyone have any tips on how to get the throttle body off the bike? Engine is running rough and got a little better with Vic Shops tps reset but Im pretty sure I have an intake leak somewhere. I still get popping an acceleration. After taking the tank off what needs to be done in order to take these out to inspect? Need to check the "gasket" or rtv if its on this year bike. While I tried the carb spray while running and it seemed to make little difference, I can't actually see the entire boot (adapter) so I can't tell if its from there either. Mind you this bike has been setting for years before I got it, so I wouldn't be surprised if it were cracked but not visible unless inspected close up. Thanks for the help.
01 Victory V92 Deluxe
I am making the assumption that the '01 airbox is pretty much like the '02 V92TC that I had until last year.
Once the tank is off you will see a couple screws around the lid of the airbox. Take out these screws and the airbox lid should come off. Then you will be able to see straight down into the throttle body.
There are a couple small screws in the bottom of the airbox right around the edge of the holes of the throttle body. These screws hold the throttle body up against the bottom of the airbox. As you remove these screws DO NOT drop them down the intake! Your butterfly valves should be closed but be careful.
Next look for a couple of screws that hold the rubber throttle body adapter up against the bottom of the metal throttle body. The screws are upside down on both sides outside the throttle body. They will take a little patience to get out since you can only make small turns of the allen key at a time.
Now, if memory serves me right, you should be able to slide the metal throttle body out from between the airbox and the rubber adapter. With this out of the way, you can loosen the "hose clamps" and then pull the adapter off the intake manifolds.
I can almost guarantee that the adapter is split if it is old and the bike has been parked. Make sure you also replace the rubber vacuum hose caps that seal the test ports on the throttle body.
This is the time to clean the throttle body really well while it is out of the bike. Pay close attention to the small holes located on the sides just above where the butterflies touch the bore of the throttle body. These are the bleed air ports used to balance the two bores at idle. Use only spray cleaner thru them. One (or both) may appear blocked but in reality they are probably just adjusted to the full closed position. Do not try to stick a wire thru them! Don't try to make any adjustments here. These ports are to compensate for small differences between the two sides for how well the butterflies close up to the bores at idle.
Again, assuming that the '01 is similar to the '02, download the 02-04 Service Manual and look at page 5.25 for an exploded view.
Hopefully this helps. Let us know how it goes.