Grabby throttle


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Marknuss
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Grabby throttle

Post by Marknuss » Sun Aug 23, 2015 5:26 pm



my 77 gl has what I call a grabby or jerky throttle it's a little hard to turn and so the acceleration is not smooth the return is fine , lubrication?



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Re: Grabby throttle

Post by WingAdmin » Mon Aug 24, 2015 9:10 am

It could need lubrication, it could have a cable that is fraying. It could also be corroding in the sheath. Throttle cables are relatively cheap, and having one fail can leave you stranded - I'd probably just replace them, which isn't hard to do. That way you know they are good.

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Re: Grabby throttle

Post by SnoBrdr » Mon Aug 24, 2015 5:11 pm

WingAdmin wrote:It could need lubrication, it could have a cable that is fraying. It could also be corroding in the sheath. Throttle cables are relatively cheap, and having one fail can leave you stranded - I'd probably just replace them, which isn't hard to do. That way you know they are good.
Good advice and don't buy used.

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Fred Camper
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Re: Grabby throttle

Post by Fred Camper » Mon Aug 24, 2015 7:40 pm

From what you said, I agreed it is most likely fraying. It needs replacement I bet. They are not expensive new.

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Ncscooter
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Re: Grabby throttle

Post by Ncscooter » Sun Sep 06, 2015 4:34 pm

New cables for sure, make sure they are routed and adjusted properly.

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Re: Grabby throttle

Post by Marknuss » Sun Sep 06, 2015 4:49 pm

I replaced the throttle and idle cable and the problem is solved , the difference is amazing
Thanks
Mark



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