I think my throttle cables are bassackwards


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I think my throttle cables are bassackwards

Postby twocams » Thu Dec 31, 2015 3:54 pm



I think my throttle cables arent hooked up right at the carbs. Before I have a cardiac can anyone tell me which cable goes on top of the cable wheel. Or with is push and pull at the carbs. Does it make a difference which is push and which is pull. :?: :roll: Can the cables be moved around without removing the carbs :x Well Im pissed as a nuut.

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Re: I think my throttle cables are bassackwards

Postby Aussie81Interstate » Thu Dec 31, 2015 4:04 pm

Pretty simple,

Disconnect one of them at the carb body - then start the bike - can you increase revs by twisting on the throttle now - if not - then they are back to front

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Re: I think my throttle cables are bassackwards

Postby twocams » Thu Dec 31, 2015 4:35 pm

With the cables both hooked up I can twist the throttle and everything works. But the book says that the pull cable has all the adjustments...and I have it as the push cable.

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Re: I think my throttle cables are bassackwards

Postby Aussie81Interstate » Thu Dec 31, 2015 6:12 pm

Then swap it around to be oriented correctly :)

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Re: I think my throttle cables are bassackwards

Postby twocams » Thu Dec 31, 2015 8:15 pm

U make it sound so easy...sir. Big hand here, little space to work there. :shock:

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Re: I think my throttle cables are bassackwards

Postby twocams » Fri Jan 01, 2016 12:59 pm

Well after reading the book couple more times. Looking at some pictures I took before taking the carbs off. I have decided the cables are on correct. Boy, that will save me some time and can now get on with my life.

HAPPY NEW YEAR 2016 :D

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