1500 Throttle hangup

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1500 Throttle hangup

Post by Stretch56 » Sat Mar 20, 2010 11:09 am

My brother-in-law is looking at a used 1500, 89 with 66000 miles. The present owner says only problem is throttle cable. He said it seems to hang at about 1000rpm on the way down and then drops slowly.
Seems as I have read about low speed jets or something that might cause this. To me the cable either works or it don't. I don't want him to buy it if it has an expensive problem or a hard to repair issue. Thanks for any input. Asking 4500 for the bike.

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Re: 1500 Throttle hangup

Post by WingAdmin » Sat Mar 20, 2010 12:37 pm

Yup, there are two throttle cables, one push and one pull. The only way that problem could be throttle cables would be if a) the push cable was broken, and b) the throttle spring was broken/weak. Either way, you'd feel it sticking when opening/closing the throttle. If the throttle movement is smooth throughout the entire travel, then I'd say it is definitely a throttle/induction problem, not a throttle cable problem.

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