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post #1 of 5 Old 04-20-2008, 12:09 AM Thread Starter
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Sticky throttle on '04 10

I have an '04 to and the last few hundred miles I've noticed the throttle is starting to get sticky. If I'm cruising at 80 or so and let go of the throttle the RPMs just slowly drop, if I rotate the grip forward it slows quickly like you'd expect. In the garage if I open the throttle it doesn't snap back quickly. Question is: is it likely the throttle cable itself or the springs in the return (if that's how it works.) Where do I start looking? Sorry if this has been answered, I searched for a few minutes and couldn't find anything.
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Try using some cable lube. Also check your grips to see if it rubbing along the throttle housing.
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Try using some cable lube. Also check your grips to see if it rubbing along the throttle housing.


Lube your cables. No.1 cause of sticky throttles. Cable lubers are cheap, and its easy to do.

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Also check to mke sure the grip hasnt moved and its not rubbing on the cases that hold the cables.
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Thanks, I'll check the grips and then lube the cables when I get the bike back from the shop. I'm guessing lubing the cables will help because the bike has 20k on it.
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