I changed my grips and in doing so my throttle cables have moved. the idle is loose though the throttle is not bad. was wondering how to adjust cables.
There should be an adjuster in each cable just below the throttle assembly. Push the adjuster cover up to get to the adjusters. Loosen each adjuster lock nut. Adjust the throttle cable first. Adjust it until it has just a bit of freeplay in the cable. As you attempt to twist the throttle, you should feel a little freeplay before you feel the throttle start to open. Then adjust the idle cable the same way. When finished, lock the lock nuts so the adjustment doesn't change. Now, twist the throttle wide open and release it. The throttle should snap closed. If it doesn't, you may have to loosen the two bolts that hold the two switch housings together and slide the assembly down towards the end of the handlebar about a quarter of an inch. Try the throttle assembly again at half throttle. It should snap shut. If not, continue until you find out why. If the throttle does not work correctly, loss of control of the machine could result and the rider could be injured or killed. Make sure the throttle works properly.
If you move the throttle switch housing down on the handlebar, check the rear brake light. If it is on continously, you must move the front brake master cylinder down against the switch housing. Loosen the bolts and slide it down towards the switch housing as far as it will go.
Nov 27, 2010 |
2006 Harley Davidson XL 1200 C Sportster...