hard throttle


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4given
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Motorcycle: 1996 honda goldwing aspencade GL1500

hard throttle

Postby 4given » Sat Oct 10, 2015 8:24 pm



Hi everyone. My first post. My ride is a 96 Aspy and I'm not sure if this has already been discussed. Sorry if I missed it. When I roll the throttle from an idle it feels as though it doesn't want to move until just above an idle. Then it gives and works fine through the rest of the roll. The result is a somewhat jumpy start. I guess it's an ego thing but I feel like I just started to ride this machine when in reality I've been riding it for 3 yrs. Has anyone else experienced this phenomenon? If so, are there any solutions, or is it something I should just learn to live with? It's a great ride and the more I'm on it the more I like it. This site is addicting and I've gleaned a lot of knowledge about my bike from just following everyone else's advice. Thanks in advance

4given



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Bluewaterhooker0
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Location: Tampa, Fl
Motorcycle: 1997 Goldwing GL 1500 SE

Re: hard throttle

Postby Bluewaterhooker0 » Sat Oct 10, 2015 11:55 pm

I don't know if you have replaced your grips, but if you used any type of glue in that process, it may have migrated to the area that actually slips on the handlebar. Ask how I know.
But, even if you haven't replaced them, the grip assembly is pretty easy to take off and inspect for any corrosion or crud that may be causing the grip itself to seize a little bit. If so, clean it up and add some grease, sparingly, to loosen the grips turn on the bar.
Beyond that, you may be looking at some control cables or carb issue.

4given
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Re: hard throttle

Postby 4given » Sun Oct 11, 2015 6:15 am

Thanks for the speedy reply Bluewater. I will definitely check out the grips, although they are the grips that were on the bike since I bought it about 3 yrs. ago.

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bellboy40
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Location: Brewton, AL
Motorcycle: 1994 GL1500SE
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Re: hard throttle

Postby bellboy40 » Sun Oct 11, 2015 7:43 am

Bluewater has you covered on what to check. While you have the throttle grip off, get some lube down those throttle cables. That should be done periodically anyway.

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joeincalif
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Location: San Jacinto, Calif
Motorcycle: 1997 Gold Wing SE

Re: hard throttle

Postby joeincalif » Sun Oct 11, 2015 8:24 am

cables get old and should be lubed, also check where they connect to the handlebar and see if they are straight and not binding, also check where they are mounted on the motor and see if that connection is not corroded.
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RBGERSON
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Location: SCOTTSDALE, AZ
Motorcycle: 98 SE GL 1500
had every year from 75 to 83

Re: hard throttle

Postby RBGERSON » Sun Oct 11, 2015 8:26 am

My first thought is loose/slack cable..stretched..adjust and/or replace
HAD LOTS OF GOLDWING 75-83
NOW INTO 1500'S..RIDING A 1998 SE

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redial
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Location: Kapunda, SouthAustralia
Motorcycle: 1997 GL1500 Spectre Red Aspencade

Re: hard throttle

Postby redial » Sat Oct 24, 2015 4:24 am

And ... what was the solution that you found? We like to hear outcomes as well as inputs, otherwise we go balmy waiting for the other shoe to drop.


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