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Throttle connection on handle bar

I have changed the right hand side switches and disconnected. the throttle from the twister housing, put it back but cant get it to work right it isnt snapping back to position when twisting the throttle.can any one help thanx bry.

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  • brianconway1 Jan 10, 2009

    thanx mate i will try that

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You may have over tighten the screws. try backing them out then when they are snug give just another 1/4 turn. Try that and see what happens. you may have to open it all back up and make sure that the throttle cable is not binding.

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