check your throtle cables
Posted February 17, 2001 - 05:11 PM
[This message has been edited by marty mosley (edited 02-17-2001).]
Posted February 17, 2001 - 08:30 PM
Posted March 08, 2001 - 10:55 PM
Posted March 08, 2001 - 11:19 AM
I have only had this problem on the upper (push) cable. In my case the cable was rubbing on its housing and fraying.
I was able to tweak the tab that holds the cable tube/adjuster a little to make the cable line up with the pulley better. This visibly reduced the cable to tube angle. I also install it with the top adjuster backed out pretty far and take up the slack with the bottom adjuster, this further reduces the top cable to housing angle.
I did not see anyplace where the bottom cable could be rubbing, but I’d suggest you check the alignment of both cables when you install the replacement and set the adjusters (or tweak the bracket) to compensate for any alignment problems that cause the cable to rub the housing or pulley.
I replaced my frayed, original cable when the bike was only a few months old, that was a year ago and I think I’ve eliminated the problem because my cable still looks good.
Posted March 08, 2001 - 11:42 AM
The cables meet on a small wheel which has holes in it for the cable ends... so what I did was I completely removed the push cable (from the handlebar to the carb leaving the sheath of course) and gave the pull cable all the slack I coule give it with the adjustments. From there I put the pull cable where the push cable goes on the wheel by the carb and re-adjusted it as if the push cable was never gone... the trottle feel is somewhat harder but it`s a great alternative to having a 2" freeplay for a day or waiting for your new cable if the dealer doesn`t have one handy...
Posted March 08, 2001 - 05:25 PM
I get my kicks on a 2001' YZ426!