Throttle Return Spring on Carbs


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Throttle Return Spring on Carbs

Postby colemadad » Fri May 25, 2012 5:57 am



I removed the spring and can't seem to get enough tension on it when I put it back on. I can only get half a turn on it when I try and load it up when it looks/feels like I need a full rotation. Anybody else done this process before, this one thing is keeping me from getting my carbs back on. Thanks.



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Re: Throttle Return Spring on Carbs

Postby veg_eta_ble » Fri May 25, 2012 10:27 am

before
before
I took pics before and after I unloaded mine and had a little less than 1/3 turn. Have it all together and is working fine for me.
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Re: Throttle Return Spring on Carbs

Postby veg_eta_ble » Fri May 25, 2012 10:28 am

after
after
this where mine ended up unloaded.
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Re: Throttle Return Spring on Carbs

Postby colemadad » Fri May 25, 2012 6:18 pm

Thanks veg - I should have been so wise. My next question - what points on the carb assembly should be lubricated. With the spring back in place, there seems to be a lot of friction and the throttles don't seem to really snap back.

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Re: Throttle Return Spring on Carbs

Postby veg_eta_ble » Fri May 25, 2012 10:19 pm

My whole upbringing has been if it moves, it needs lubed. I lubed all the pivots with a little graphite paste. Is any of your links binding or throttle plates sticking?
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Re: Throttle Return Spring on Carbs

Postby D2D » Sat May 26, 2012 5:56 am

Check the routing of your cables, they could be causing your issues too.

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Re: Throttle Return Spring on Carbs

Postby colemadad » Sat May 26, 2012 8:09 am

The carbs are off the bike and I lubbed the cable just before I removed them. Don't feel any binding anyplace in particular just seems to be lots of drag in the system - I'll give everthing a dab of lube and see it that helps.




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