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philipstjohn

XR650R Throttle Problems

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Hey guys,

I had the carb apart, then put it back together and it ran fine. then, I check to see the throttle cables were tight, then put it all back together, went for a ride and the trottle was binding up and getting stuck, not snapping back as it should. So I went back over my steps, tried to adjust the throttle cables, kept getting it to "function and snap back as normal", but if I grab the throttle grip just right, or squeeze the front brake it seems to make the throttle lock up? I am wondering if the throttle is bad, or just out of adjustment? It seems like it has some play, and kinda feels like it is "grinding" at times when it is "locked up". Any ideas? :cheers:

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It could be how you routed the cables under the tank. Check that first. The cables have to go on top of the left tank mount not below it.

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I decided to take the throttle apart, just to see inside and the cable had gotten loose and was binding in the throttle housing. I put it back together with viturally no play as it had before, and I am sure it will feel real responsive on tomorrow's ride! I can not wait!!..:p:cheers:

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I decided to take the throttle apart, just to see inside and the cable had gotten loose and was binding in the throttle housing. I put it back together with viturally no play as it had before, and I am sure it will feel real responsive on tomorrow's ride! I can not wait!!..:p:cheers:

I think you got it. If the throttle cables are not perfectly routed inside the throttle housing they can bind. Happened to me too, glad you got it sorted. When you get a chance--before you ride--start the engine and turn the handle bars, lock to lock, that's a good test to make sure there's no funny business.

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