Information and questions on GL1100 Goldwings (1980-1983)
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Postby fiveruners » Sat Sep 07, 2013 5:49 pm

I have the 1983 HONDA Goldwing GL1100 Interstate, I was working on my carburetor and putting it all back together I found out that Throttle Cable B is broken, what purpose does it serve because it has been broken for some time.

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Postby David-Mantle » Sun Sep 08, 2013 1:16 am

One cable pushes and one pulls the throttle open/closed. Supposed to make for lighter usage. I just have the cable the pulls the throttle open myself relying on the springs the close it. I have had it this way for 5 years and no issues with it.
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Postby WingAdmin » Mon Sep 09, 2013 3:31 pm

The B cable is a safety cable - should it be broken, and your throttle sticks open, you are in a world of hurt, because you have no way other than the kill switch to slow your bike down. The idea is that even if the throttle return spring breaks, you can still pull the throttle closed using the pull cable.

It also tightens up the feel of the throttle, by removing any slack in the cables.

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