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post #1 of 30 (permalink) Old 01-01-2014, 10:42 AM Thread Starter
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Decel cable

What exactly is the decel cable for? Mine came disconnected when I was installing the carbs and the throttle works much better without it. Now the throttle snaps closed like it should. If I connect the decel cable, it won't close on its own. I've lubed everything but its still better without it. I noticed a few folks had disconnected or removed their cable. Any thoughts?
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Mine snaps closed.
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It's there for safety, so you can force the throttle closed if you need to. Without it, the 'pull' cable will just flex and bend if you try to force a stuck throttle closed.

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if your throttle closes/opens better with it disconnected, the cables are adjusted wrong, or sticking in the sheaths
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There seemed to have been some binding at the twist grip. What should I look for re: adjustments?
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Hell, I wouldda left it on....you had factory cruise control !!!! ....lol
Im runnin mine on JUST the return cable...my throttle cable broke on the road, so I swapped em...had to bend the anchor on the carb though since the decel is longer...
This is the first bike I ever had with a decel cable, and I been ridin since the late 60's...lol....(I ride a lot of OLDer bikes.... )...



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check that the cables are properly aligned on the throttle sleeve if they are then the cables are either binding or adjusted too tight

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check that the cables are properly aligned on the throttle sleeve if they are then the cables are either binding or adjusted too tight
X2....I just went through the same thing about 2 months ago after having replaced a broken throttle cable. After installing the new one when I would open the throttle it would stick and not snap back. I had to (open) adjust the decel cable and everything worked perfect. Like Wolfie when my accel fable broke, for a quick fix I put the decel cable in its location.


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I had a similar problem after reinstalling my carbs. The cable wasn't feeding smoothly into the carb rotating cable connector. A little playing with it and it got muck better, after a few days riding it finally loosened completely.

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I'm one of those that removed the "extra" cable, and I'm very happy with it. Removing it cuts the cable resistance in half, so of course the throttle is going to work better, and snap closed better. Far less friction in the throttle to carb linkage.

As for safety, that can work both ways. If either cable binds up in the housing, it can prevent the throttle from working right. I go with one cable, and keep it well lubricated. If the cable breaks, the spring should close the throttle. If not, remember you have a kill switch under your right thumb, a clutch, and brakes.

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