throttle cable problems

3 replies to this topic
  • Just_a_trail_rider

Posted June 15, 2008 - 10:17 PM


My throttle doesn't return back to the correct position. I removed the cover off of the carb and see that theres's two cables, one to turn the throttle (bottom) and one to return things back to their normal position.

i assuming that they both work together. But when I turn the throttle, the top cable on the carb has some slack and doen't push in to the cable sheath like it should.

Is there an adjustment I can do or are new cables needed. I tried with no luck to lube the cables.

  • dazzabb

Posted June 15, 2008 - 10:45 PM


There is an adjuster that is covered in a black sleeve on the opening cable, its about 5" away from the throttle, should be no drama to undo it and tighten out the slack.

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  • crooks420

Posted June 15, 2008 - 11:21 PM


You might want to lube the cables and clean and re-lube the throttle tube. The new issue of DIRT RIDER has a good "how to" on controls.... do yourself the favor and go buy it.


  • kskyles

Posted June 16, 2008 - 09:05 AM


try the adjustment, but i found that cleaning out the throttle body helped out a lot. also, take apart the throttle body and check the top of the cables. the plastic sheathing at the top of the cables had broken.

new cable fixed it. a motion pro replacement was cheap.


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