throttle lock


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throttle lock

Postby urbanmadness » Wed Mar 18, 2015 6:09 pm



I've been trying to find some information on how to adjust the factory throttle lock on my '82 Aspy. Any tips?



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Re: throttle lock

Postby Wilcoy02 » Wed Mar 18, 2015 7:11 pm

gl1100 had factory throttle locks??? I did not know that.

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Re: throttle lock

Postby ram11397 » Wed Mar 18, 2015 9:27 pm

New to me explain more please?
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Re: throttle lock

Postby urbanmadness » Wed Mar 18, 2015 10:27 pm

Ill post a pic tomorrow.

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Re: throttle lock

Postby littlebeaver » Thu Mar 19, 2015 12:50 am

It's a aftermarket one I think..

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Re: throttle lock

Postby spiralout » Thu Mar 19, 2015 3:25 am

Both aftermarket ones I have adjust with an SAE hex key. As far as I know, they're the only non metric fasteners on the bikes :x :x :x

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Re: throttle lock

Postby Johnyy Smoke » Thu Mar 19, 2015 4:59 am

Interesting -I have the throttle lock on my 1980- and having barely used it - didn't even know it was adjustable, or aftermarket! :)
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Re: throttle lock

Postby spiralout » Thu Mar 19, 2015 5:29 am

Here's the one on my '80 and it's adjustment. Excuse the pollen dust. It's been sitting for a while :(

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Re: throttle lock

Postby littlebeaver » Thu Mar 19, 2015 9:09 am

I don't think they came stock, it could have been an add on option :shock: don't know... I could be wrong here...Every throttle lock I have seen for these bikes have been aftermarket, I am just assuming they are....If they are stock then I really am a Monkeys Uncle... :lol:

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Re: throttle lock

Postby WingAdmin » Thu Mar 19, 2015 12:21 pm

There were no factory throttle locks on any year of Goldwing, so if you have one, it's aftermarket.

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Re: throttle lock

Postby urbanmadness » Thu Mar 19, 2015 12:30 pm

wow... We actually have a 1200 and my 1100 that have the same exact lock, that why I thought it was factory. Guess it was a popular lock then, back in the day, or I'm calling it by the wrong name. I'll get some pictures.

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Re: throttle lock

Postby urbanmadness » Fri Mar 20, 2015 6:59 pm

I was mistaken... it says Vista Cruz on it....

Anyway, I figured it out.... I guess I've never really looked at it. We actually have three goldwing's with one installed. I guess they were pretty widespread.

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Re: throttle lock

Postby littlebeaver » Fri Mar 20, 2015 8:09 pm

If you don't mind me asking, what are the other two wings? :D

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Re: throttle lock

Postby urbanmadness » Fri Mar 20, 2015 8:37 pm

They belong to two of my other buddies. One's a 1200, the other is a 1500.

Yes, I've ridden both, in addition to mine... I like the soul of mine but I really like the way the 1500 handles... I didn't care for the 1200.

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Re: throttle lock

Postby littlebeaver » Fri Mar 20, 2015 8:45 pm

Ha ha ha Yeah I like the soul of my 81 too man.. I understand,,, ...I actually have family in Sac. lol
I loved it there when I went,, I drove my car up through the lake Tahoe area....Gorgeous riding in those parts man..I'll let you know if I ever ride over that way.. Have some coffee or a beer or whatever...

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Re: throttle lock

Postby Mh434 » Sat Mar 21, 2015 4:44 pm

I've had the same throttle lock on all my bikes previous to my 'Wing. Seriously - the SAME throttle lock - I moved it from one bike to another, for a couple of decades. Mine went with my last bike to its new owner...*sigh*.

Anyway, adjustment is via using an allen key, or a narrow slot screwdriver, inside the little socket visible at dead-bang center in your photo. What I did with mine was to flick the lock to 'on', and slowly tighten the screw inside, feeling for friction. When it's JUST enough to overcome the spring return tension on the throttle, I tighten it just a TINY bit more (otherwise it will hold, but engine vibration will cause it to slip). Flip the lever to 'off', and ensure the throttle returns to idle with no resistance (usually, the throttle will slam closed with an audible 'clack' sound). Take it for a test ride, and carry the appropriate tool with you so you can make final adjustments, if necessary, at the roadside.

Those are great throttle locks, IMHO. Even when in the 'on' position, normal throttle action is still fully available, so they're very safe.

I also used mine as an adjunct to choke when cold starting. Just enough choke to fire it up, advance the throttle to keep the revs up, and kill the choke. Works great!




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