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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-26-2011, 02:06 PM Thread Starter
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throttle sticks after handlebar change

Ok well...just like the title says, im in the middle of changing my bars and everything reaches fine and looks good except the throttle is sticking. If I unhook the rear cable on the handlebar throttle body (push cable) then it works fine. Once i hook it back up it sticks. I checked the two places on the carb. where the cables attach to and if i move them with my finger they spring right back. It seems that the push cable on the throttle body is getting stuck on something and I do not know what it could be. I checked the track which the cable is sopposed to travel and everything seems sound..Any ideas???

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The tension on the return throttle cable has to be right for the throttle to return. You can adjust these at the throttle itself where the cables connect in or you can adjust them at the carbs. I changed my bars and I had to go through several adjustments until the throttle would return on its own.

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messed around with the adjustments and nothing. What are the chances that i will need a new cable?
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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-27-2011, 12:39 PM
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Did you go with taller bars, like ape hangers?

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The push cable can often get twisted and catch on the inside of the RH control unit. Open that up and see what's going on in there - it's usually less of a control housing problem than a cable challenge.

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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-27-2011, 07:17 PM
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Did you end up with any tight bends on the cable? If not follow the advice given above and definitely play with the cable tensioners just behind the throttle. I keep mine just tight enough to where when I let go the throttle, it gradually returns to idle. I can tighten it up to get no throttle release as well so it can definitely play a big part in it.

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the bars at a little bit lower actually. I got drag bars. I took the cable completely off and it seems like it is not pulling smoothly. I think the cable might be shot.
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if the bars are not drilled for the notches inside the control housings on either side then when you tighten the screws to clamp the control housing onto the bar it will actually pinch the whole throttle grip and not let it return to idle position...i had this with my install of my 13 apes and i fixed it by drilling the holes for the notches


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