Question about 2003 Harley Davidson FLSTS Heritage Springer
I have braided throttle cables, and it seems like every 3500-4000 miles, they stretch at the carb linkage. This creates way too much play in the throttle. Any tips on how to prevent this? Adding this after several responses- 1)They are Harley cables. 2) I did not install them, or adjust them. They were installed by the Harley dealer when I purchased the bike. 3) I had them replaced at the Harley Dealer under my extended warranty once already
That's interesting, I have run throttle cables for many years with minimal stretching. Are you tightening the lock nut at the adjustment? And are you sure you have the cables adjusted properly? Specifically the return cable, if it is too tight it will conflict with the primary cable, this will cause the primary cable to (over time) pull on and eventually stretch the return cable. Try loosening the return cable, then with the throttle wide open ,tighten the return until it has just "a hair" of free play. Then adjust the throttle to where it has just a very small amount of free play ,then tighten the lock nuts. Then check to be sure the return cable has some play when the throttle is closed and if necessary re-adjust.
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