Throttle or engine reving issues!


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Free58
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Throttle or engine reving issues!

Postby Free58 » Tue Jan 01, 2013 7:39 pm



Had Cruise control on my 85 aspencade, release and is not useable now, and now I'm having trouble with the engine racing, or reving up, regardless of where throttle is, appears whatever released with the cruise control lever is interfering with the throttle linkage, any ideas?? :cry: :(



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newday777
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Re: Throttle or engine reving issues!

Postby newday777 » Wed Jan 02, 2013 10:14 am

Welcome to the forum free58
You will need to pull the fairing sides off and inspect the cables at the cruise control and carbs to start with. There are adjustments to be done on the cables. You may have a cable busted or out of place, binding. The throttle cables need to operate smoothly in all positions of the handle bars.
How long since all your cables have been lubed with a good cable lube?
How long have you had this bike?
Do you have a repair manual for your wing? That's number one tool if not.

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1999SE Totaled by cager at 105,000 miles

Re: Throttle or engine reving issues!

Postby newday777 » Wed Jan 02, 2013 10:18 am

The speedometer cable effects the cruise control. Is it broken? Is you speedometer bouncing?

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Re: Throttle or engine reving issues!

Postby Free58 » Sat Jan 19, 2013 7:26 pm

Only a year & 1/2, have never lubed cables, no don't have a manual will have to try and get one. Funny speedo has had a whine to it, especially when bike is cold, presume it was seizing up, never thought of realized, effects it could cause, will do all of above and replace speedo cable as well, hopefuly ogether will solve issues, thanks for the feed back appreciate it

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Re: Throttle or engine reving issues!

Postby 86pearlblue » Fri Feb 01, 2013 9:58 pm

Is it actual cruise control or a throttle lock? A lock can be removed at the grip. A broken piece may prevent grip from returning to "idle" position.

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Re: Throttle or engine reving issues!

Postby Free58 » Mon Feb 04, 2013 1:58 am

Believe it's actually the throttle lock, but believe cable has broken at other end down near the carbs, I realize I can remove he grip end easy, it's getting to the other end, near carb's i wasn't sur abou, will have to try and find a manual for bike, have little time before spring, Thanks.

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1999SE Totaled by cager at 105,000 miles

Re: Throttle or engine reving issues!

Postby newday777 » Mon Feb 04, 2013 9:22 am

Have you looked in the How to artiicles of the Forum?
viewtopic.php?f=11&t=37
This is on the 1100 throttle cable replacement, it's similar to yours at the base hookups, I didn't see one on the 1200.
Be sure to lube the new cables before you install them. All the cables on bikes need to be lubed each year with a good cable lube to prevent rust on the inside as the outer sheath is made with regular steel that rusts and expands from rust, like cancer, if not lubed. Go to a shop that has Canam, they make a lube that is for salt water conditions on watersports product cables.
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