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How do I lubricate the throttle cable on nmy motorcycle

Open the throttle and hold the cable outer pulling away from the handlebar whilst closing it. apply oil to the inner cable.

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Oiling my motorcycle throttle cable

You have to take apart the handle to get at the cable the nut on top will only adj the cable tension too much and the throttle will be too high once u have the throttle handle apart u will have to take it off the grip and u will have access to oil it . Work it as u oil but not to much oil that it goes into the carbs good luck

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On your throttle cable, where it goes into the metal housing, there isn't an adjustment, follow the cable down to the end of the cable. there should be a cylindrical barrel type connector there with a screw in it. your throttle cable runs through that. loosen the screw and adjust your throttle cable accordingly. "Note-there should be at least a 1/4 inch of play on the thumb throttle on the handlebars"......good luck bro

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I have a 1999 kawasaki zx6 and i need to get new carbs because the throtle sticks . I need to know what carbs will bolt directly in?

z_dogg, you do not need new carbs. Several issues may cause throttle sticking, and all of them are cheaper than a new set of carbs. Introducing a used set of carbs just introduces a new unknown set of potential issues.
This approach moves from easiest to most involved solution.
First, take apart the throttle at the handlebar. Clean the throttle tube, the part you twist to accelerate, and lubricate the throttle tube and throttle cable with penetrating oil like WD40. To get the lube into the cable I use a finger from a rubber glove with a small hole in the tip, slip it over the cable end and fill it with lube, then let it seep down into the cable. Best results ever. Re-assemble this end and test your results.
Second, if it is still sticking, check the cable routing. Often the cables get bent or twisted and cause binding that prevents free release. Make sure the cables are routed with no sharp bends, and the largest curves possible.
Third, disconnect the cable from the carbs and move the throttle linkage itself. If it snaps back into place, it is the cable not the carbs. If it does not snap back, lube the linkage at each carburetor while moving it and see if it frees up.
Fourth, if it still sticks, you will need to pull the carbs and clean them thoroughly inside. It may be the vacuum slides that are sticking open and keeping it from slowing down. It would be best to invest in a manual to guide you through this process. It can be done with a few cans of carb cleaner and careful handling of the parts.
All the best in your repairs!

May 13, 2012 | 1999 kawasaki ZX-6R Ninja

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How do you lube the throttle cables on a 1981 honda goldwing gl 1100. problem is a sticky throttle.


This is a relatively common procedure on many bikes.

1. Remove the screws that clamp the throttle control/switch housing together to gain access to the cable ends. Disconnect the cables from the throttle grip assembly
2. Make a cone of stiff paper and tape it to the end of the cable sheath
3. Hold the cable upright and pour a small amount of thin oil (SAE 10W-30 works fine) into the cone. Work the cable in and out of the sheath for several minutes to help the oil work its way down to the end of the cable.
4. Remove the cone and reconnect the throttle cables, and control/switch housing, and adjust the cables.

That's all there is to it.

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Need to adjust the throttle on a 2000 Kawasaki KX250

Hi, Allmillers for this scenario you will need your service manual, parts fiche, and owners manual if you can't find the best tool you ever bought for your Honda, despair not, for a mere zero $0 you can download another one.
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Sometimes ,if a bike has been store up over winter ,,the carbs can get or become very sticky ,this is generally cause by damp or the fuel gets sediment forming in the jets .if your bike is getting stuck on the throttle .,the best thing to do is to strip down and check that the carbs linking arm is not stiff or rusty ,and while you are doing this remove the throttle cables and give then a good soaking in W/D 40 or equivelent and re oil the inner cables ,Cables can be olied using a baloon filled with thin oil and attached to one end using sticky tape and hung up and allow the oil to soak through the inner cable .You can also give the inner cable a push & pull movement to help the oil get right through the cable ,till it comes out the other end .

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I am changing the handlebars to 16" ape hangers, need the instrucitons to change the clutch cable and the throtle/idle cables

To change the throttle/idle cables, first you need to remove the fuel tanks so you can get to the carb/throttle body. Loosen the adjusters at the throttle grip on the handlebars. Remove the idle cable first and the remove the throttle cable from the carb/throttle body. Then take the two bolts out of the throttle grip housing halves and carefully seperate them. Remove the old cables from the twist grip. Reinstall new cables in the reverse procedure. Before starting the bike, make absolutely sure that the throttle cables work like they're supposed to and the carb/throttle body will close completely.

To remove the clutch cable, remove exhaust system or whatever might be in the way on the right side of the bike. You need to remove the right side transmission cover. Drain the transmission oil. Remove the chrome right side transmission cover. Disconnect the clutch cable from the clutch release mechanism. Screw the end of the clutch cable out of the cover and take the cable loose from the clutch lever on the handlebars. Reinstall in reverse order making sure you install a new O-ring on the cable at the transmission cover. Replace cover and refill transmission with oil. Reinstall anything else you had to take off.

Feb 15, 2010 | 2008 Harley Davidson FLHR Road king

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I was using my cruise control and when I released it I lost my gas petal only could coast. The cable had come out of the track. Is there something I can do to it to prevent it from happening again.

if the cable came out of the groove in the throttle it usually points to a partially sticking throttle, when it sticks and you release the pedal the cable is left slack and sticking out, when the throttle loosens the cable can come out of its track, make sure the throttle moves smoothly - that the cable runs smoothly in its sheath and clean the entire mechanism with a toothbrush and some alcohol/petrol, when its all clean lightly oil the mechanism and wipe up any excess oil.
If it sticks and does this again I would suspect the throttle is worn and needs replacing. But service the throttle (clean/oil) first and see if its any better.
Theres a possibility the throttle could stick open, if this happens (dangerous!!!) turn the key off one click to kill the engine but not lock the steering. Have it in mind before you test that the throttle could stick so you're not shocked if it happens and can turn the key one click without being in a panic.

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Not sure, your best bad is stay with the origenal throttle installation, oil in the coolant system is a different story, how you know the head gasket is good ? If you get oil in the coolant system than the oil level should drop also Right!
Maybe some twit put oil in the coolant system, but if not, I bad it is the cylinder head gasket!

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