I'm talking about the play that is in the throttle that does not even start to pull the cable to open the carbs. It is like I have to turn the throttle an inch like you said to get the slack out of it.
Instant throttle is what you want. Nobody wants play in the throttle! There should be a round dial about the size of a nickel connected to the throttle cable. You can adjust this clock wise or counter clock wise to tighten or loosen the throttle.
On mine it is by the throttle housing. There are two lines, just back the locking nut off and unscrew the housing to the slack you like and tighten the locking nut. Do one at a time cuz on mine one line pulls it open and the other pulls it closed.
I don't know how it's supposed to be (whats recommened) but I like mine with just a LITTLE slack (almost none). I rode my friends F4 and mine back to back and I didn't like his. He has about 3/4 inch of slack.
I wasn't used to it and it was kinda hard to get back on the throttle smoothly (sp).
But I guess you could get used to it. Hope I didn't confuse ya.
Not trying to be a smart *ss but IMHO check out the clymer web site and buy the shop manual for your bike before you try any types of adjustments. I got mine for $28 and I now have 472 pages of pretty good instruction. It's really good because if you need any special tools you will know before hand.
'99 GSX-R 750
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