Any Advice?


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Fulcrum
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Any Advice?

Postby Fulcrum » Sun Mar 10, 2013 4:16 pm



Anyone have any tips on lubricating throttle and choke cables? Both of mine are frozen.



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Re: Any Advice?

Postby SteveB123 » Sun Mar 10, 2013 4:35 pm

The "doo-dad". Your local bike shop, or even bicycle shop, will have them.


If they're fully frozen, seriously consider replacement.
Current:82 GL1100 Interstate, 60 Amp Poorboy, MSD coil
Previous: 93 GSX1100F Katana
82 GL500 Silverwing

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Re: Any Advice?

Postby Fulcrum » Sun Mar 10, 2013 4:42 pm

Is there enough play in the lines for that to work?

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Re: Any Advice?

Postby SteveB123 » Sun Mar 10, 2013 4:58 pm

?
Well, you have to take an end off, if that's the question.

Hopefully it's not the carbs that are frozen!
Current:82 GL1100 Interstate, 60 Amp Poorboy, MSD coil
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Re: Any Advice?

Postby Fulcrum » Sun Mar 10, 2013 5:25 pm

Well with the choke it moves but I have to push up on it from the carb end to help it out. So it just doesn't move well and I don't know how to take the pull off of the choke cable. Wasn't sure about the carbs or the cable, didn't think about that. So I go out and check and you are a smart man, the carbs linkage is stuck.

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Re: Any Advice?

Postby SteveB123 » Sun Mar 10, 2013 5:34 pm

Fulcrum wrote:you are a smart man, the carbs linkage is stuck.


Well, not really, but I did JUST finish rebuilding my carb rack. Remember, this is a cable for each direction (push/pull) so if either is stuck, you won't be able to move the linkage. I think.
In the Grand Scheme of things, cables are cheap. Cut them off if you have to.

A good long soak in the solvent of your choice should free the carbs up. Don't get discouraged, you're working on a Flagship bike, but one that will require some care, time, and yes money to put right. Some restoration is to be expected.
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Immerse yourself.

Edit: Damn it, now I need a steak for dinner! :lol:
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Re: Any Advice?

Postby Fulcrum » Sun Mar 10, 2013 5:49 pm

No doubt. Thanks for the good advice, would have probably never thought to check that. I had previously hit the linkage with WD40 but now I hit it up with some penetrating fluid. Will let it soak and probably hit it a few more times. I did notice when I checked it again that when I twist the throttle there is a tiny bit of movement at the cable end at the linkage so the carbs are definitely holding it up. But they can wait, my next project is removing the wheel and tank for rust removal. Trying some stuff called Metal Rescue that looks like it is bad ass at rust removal. Thanks for the help buddy!




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