Removing the Throttle Assembly


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Removing the Throttle Assembly

Postby filupsd » Wed Jul 09, 2014 8:56 am



I recently laid my bike down for the first time (used fryer oil spilled on the road) and bent my handle bars. Fortunately I was going slow and I have a naked bike or I would be replacing the fairing. Anyway, I ordered a set of used handlebars from Woodbine Cycle Salvage so I am taking the bent set apart in preparation. Is it possible to remove the throttle assembly without unhooking the throttle cables on both ends? The Haynes manual recommends un hooking the cables and then the whole thing should slide off. If it has never been off and seems to be stuck how do I loosen the assembly without damaging it?
Thanks for the advice.
David



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Re: Removing the Throttle Assembly

Postby virgilmobile » Wed Jul 09, 2014 12:16 pm

I also did this.Remove the retainer screws from the bottom of both sides.unbolt the handlebars from the triple tree.This gives you enough movement to slip the assembly off.Put the throttle on the new one before you bolt it back down.

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Re: Removing the Throttle Assembly

Postby filupsd » Wed Jul 09, 2014 5:32 pm

Virgil
I removed three screws from the portion where the cables go into the kill switch housing and can then move the top enough to see the cable ends. Are those the screws you are referring to? I did remove the handle bars from the tree but can still not get the assembly off. I can't see that I'm missing anything but also don't want to force anything. I will try again tonight and take a couple photos if I can't get it loose.

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Re: Removing the Throttle Assembly

Postby WingAdmin » Wed Jul 09, 2014 7:44 pm

I've done this before, because removing the cables is a PITA. Loosen the screws that hold the throttle halves together and allow you to slide it off.

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Re: Removing the Throttle Assembly

Postby virgilmobile » Wed Jul 09, 2014 8:47 pm

Trying to remember...I think the bottom half has a alignment dimple. It might be just stuck.Give it a light tap.

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Re: Removing the Throttle Assembly

Postby filupsd » Thu Jul 10, 2014 4:16 pm

Thank you. It did come off last night. I very carefully put a shot of Wd-40 so it went in under the assembly before dinner and it slipped off after dinner. guess it had just been there for 29 years and had a bit of build up. I will clean the WD-40 off and reinstall as soon as the new set arrives. I guess I also need to clean the tires off.

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Re: Removing the Throttle Assembly

Postby filupsd » Thu Jul 17, 2014 8:40 am

I did get the replacement bars and have put everything back in place and I'm riding again. I did have a bit of a struggle ballancing the wholething while slipping the assembly back in place. I had to grind the alignment tab down to make it easier to install.
David




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