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If you place your hand on the throttle control, increasing throttle direction...which direction is correct?? clockwise or counter-clockwise.....mine is clockwise....isn't that backwards???
 

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It should be CCW, like you're turning the handle towards you.

Possibly throttle and return cables are switched?
 

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I thought so, bike is new to me...as always...you guys have come to the rescue....thanks.....thought this was something unique to the Vn750......
 

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sounds like the cables are switched on the Hand grip end.....

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May be switched at the carb too...my throttle cable broke on a ride once, so I swapped the return (push) cable and just bent the holder ear some....still riding that way....
And...FYI....Ive seen some throttles specifically set up that way, mostly on customs....theory is, if you get "shot back" from severe accelleration, you automatically decrease throttle instead of increase....rode ONE bike that had that...was rough getting used to....
 

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May be switched at the carb too...my throttle cable broke on a ride once, so I swapped the return (push) cable and just bent the holder ear some....still riding that way....
And...FYI....Ive seen some throttles specifically set up that way, mostly on customs....theory is, if you get "shot back" from severe accelleration, you automatically decrease throttle instead of increase....rode ONE bike that had that...was rough getting used to....
that would be a big mind f#ck to me. i rode a old harley with the shifter on the right side and brake on the left :loser1: it was odd
 

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Cables are swapped at the Carb.
 

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Thing is, is that the two cables arent the same length at the carb end...the return cable is longer by about 1/4"...so to be switched, the OrigOwner would have had to bend the throttle cable tab on the carb a bit, like I had to...but is easily done with a pair of needlenose vice grips...
 

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Thing is, is that the two cables arent the same length at the carb end...the return cable is longer by about 1/4"...so to be switched, the OrigOwner would have had to bend the throttle cable tab on the carb a bit, like I had to...but is easily done with a pair of needlenose vice grips...
Could they not also have removed both cables from the support bracket on the carb and completely switched them when putting everything back together?
 

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Could they not also have removed both cables from the support bracket on the carb and completely switched them when putting everything back together?
Yes, that is also possible
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Not really...the cables are 2 different lengths, so just switching em at carb would leave one (the return on the throttle) too long...I couldnt even make up the difference using the carb end adjustment....if anything, may have been switched up top...cable ends are same lenghts there....
 

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Not really...the cables are 2 different lengths, so just switching em at carb would leave one (the return on the throttle) too long...I couldnt even make up the difference using the carb end adjustment....if anything, may have been switched up top...cable ends are same lenghts there....
Cool thanks for the info. Was wondering if the difference was really that much that it wouldn't be taken up by adjusting at both the carb end and up a the handlebars.
 

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Only way to use the return cable as a pull, is to adjust all the way out, and slightly bend the tab on the carb....Im running a single cable setup now, using the return cable swapped (had to do it on the road)...
 

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If you place your hand on the throttle control, increasing throttle direction...which direction is correct?? clockwise or counter-clockwise.....mine is clockwise....isn't that backwards???
It should be Counter-clock-wise, if you are turning the handle towards you.
 
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