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Throttle Won't Snap Back

Recently my throttle was extremely stiff on cold starts but would free up after forcing it a bit and then act normally. I lived both the push and pull cables and they now move fairly freely but it now acts like cruise control and needs to be manually returned to closed.

I can't see a spring on the push side which I believe is supposed to be there. Additionally, with as much slack as I can put into it, the pull side won't close all the way automatically. I can also rule out the pulley running at the throttle time since I've checked it and also it won't even operate properly when opened up.

Do I need a spring on the other side/can it be installed without disassembling the bike? Any idea what the problem is?

I plan to disconnect each cable at the grip and see if they move freely or return to check for cables rubbing.
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There is only one spring and it's on the carb assembly where the cables connect.

A kink or broken wire in the cable would cause it to bind regardless of you oiling it. If either cable is damaged it will cause your problem. Also check the throttle tube to make sure it's not catching on the bar or housing.

You should be able to replace the spring without taking anything apart.

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