throttle cable

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  • JT1

Posted March 29, 2002 - 08:00 AM


I was riding in the Mojave last weekend with a friend. Hr rides a YZ400. When we returned from a ride we noticed his return throttle cable was broken / sheared in half (approx 1" from the carb). Has anyone else experienced this?

  • Chris_C

Posted March 29, 2002 - 09:28 AM


I believe this is a common problem. It can be corrected by properly adjusting the cables at the carb in order to align the cables with the pulley. On my bike, I had to bend the brackets that held the cable adjusters. You might want to remove or loosen and rotate the carb to check this alignment. Hope this helps.

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Posted March 29, 2002 - 12:37 PM


Terry Cable also make a trick throttle wheel that prevents fraying and keeps it in alignment.

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  • GPS Dual Sport

Posted March 29, 2002 - 02:48 PM


It's very common. My 98 WR has just finished munching on it's second cable. At the current rate of consumption it will need a third cable after 10,300 miles on the odometer.
I have heard that Yoshimura also makes the throttle wheel for the FCR carb on the DRZ. Which is the same carb on the WR/YZ.


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