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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 04-21-2014, 04:33 PM Thread Starter
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Exclamation Can't thread the damn return

Got the throttle cable in fine but just can't seem to get the return in there. Any tricks or tips besides keep trying cause that's what I'm doing
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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 04-21-2014, 04:42 PM
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I used something to wedge in there to hold the throttle open which gave me more room to mess with the return bracket. I also used a thin pair of ring clip pliers.


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Yup wedge it open and I used some locking forceps to hold onto it rather than pliers since I kept losing my grip. And then...just keep trying. :-) May be easier to do it with the carbs still out and if you have a helper, but I never have a helper.

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Ya this is a bitch. I got a helper and it's still tuff been on this for 2 hours now ridiculous
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Ya this is a bitch. I got got a helper and it's still tuff been on this for 2 hours now ridiculous
Frustrating... I know....hang in there !

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Ok!! Got her in there. Except now it doesn't feel right. And my throttle turns the opposite way it did, when I switched places in the throttle body it wouldn't work at all. Is there a safety issue at all if the throttle works but you pull forward instead of pulling back?
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sounds like a broken pull cable, or its disconnected up at the grip.
or its just way out of adjustment when its 'not working at all'

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Ok!! Got her in there. Except now it doesn't feel right. And my throttle turns the opposite way it did, when I switched places in the throttle body it wouldn't work at all. Is there a safety issue at all if the throttle works but you pull forward instead of pulling back?
Reversing the throttle cables should work mechanically but probably very dangerous is you get in an emergency situation and instinctively twist it the "right" way.

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I use a curved 6" or 8" hemostat to hold the cable and thread it in. Where are you in Illinois? I'm in Illinois too, and if I'm near you I'll give you one. I'm riding south to Paducah on Friday.
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