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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 09-15-2005, 09:46 PM Thread Starter
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Sticky throttle, how can I fix it?

I have a 2001 TL1000S and my throttle just recently started to stick. What can I do to fix this? Please help. Thank You in Advance.
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 09-15-2005, 10:47 PM
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There could be a couple reasons for a sticky throttle. I would check the most obvious first. Make sure your grip has not slid down any and is contacting the bar end. I usually trim a little off the end of my grips to ensure this will not happen. If that is not your problem you may have to lube your cable. You can buy a cable lubing tool that clamps onto the cable and shoots lube down into it. These can be purchased at nearly any motorcycle shop. You may also need to adjust your freeplay in the cables as well.
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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 09-16-2005, 06:23 AM
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If its practicle (sp?) disconnect the throttle cables form the carb/throttle body and try to find if its the throttle body or the cables/grip thats catching.

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I used a wee bit of graphite in my grip when I put it back onto the bar to give me very clean play. But the cables are the best place to start.

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