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I was taking my bike for one last ride before winter, and on the way home while shifting, i noticed the throttle kept rotating past where the idle is. There is usually a stop when letting off the gas, but the throttle grip kept rotating past the usual stop. Is this a bad idle cable? Not had time to look at it, but wanted to get the parts if this is what it is.

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It sounds like you probably need to replace the fuel filter, or you may have alot of trash in the bottom of your gas tank, possibly even water in the gas. If you can, take the tank off and clean it out well, making note if there is any trash in it, by emptying it into a bucket so you can examine it. Go ahead and replace the filter if you find any trash or water in the gas tank. If it is ok, then the next thing would be to check the fuel line for aging. Sometimes in rare cases, the hose gets old and weak and when you try to pull fuel through it, it can collapse and essential stop the gas flow, just as if you have turned the gas off, then when the suction is stopped the hose will open back up and appear to be in good shape. You can use your fingers and squeeze the line the entire length and see if it seems to feel excessively soft, if so that could also be causing your problem.

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Hey Tom, gonna try and help ya here...typical vapor lock/overheating is what your describing and i sure hear a lot of it w/harleys...are you using a very high grade synthetic oil , like castrol Syntec Actevo ? are you filling up w/ premium gasoline ?
make sure your timing is not too far advanced and don;'t let it idle too low...when you come to a stoplight stand up for a strech while letting your engine get air not blocked by your legs....all these things will help greatly......Good luck to you friend...Tim

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You either need to clean and adjust the carbs on it, or you have a vacuum leak somewhere.

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Could be the coil. Borrow a buddy's coil and test your bike, If not an option buy a new coil.

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yes it could cause this
fully charge battery and try again

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