sticky throttle


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Geofd
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Motorcycle: 1986 gl 1200

sticky throttle

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Went for an inspection today and it failed because tha throttle doesn't snap back quick enough how difficult it's to lubes those 2 cables on the throttle side?????



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oldishwinger
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Motorcycle: 1986 GL1200 Aspencade

Re: sticky throttle

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Its not to bad a job, actually you dont need to remove the cables.

this the product I used: https://www.amazon.com/Inox-Lubricant-I ... ingdocs-20 in my country its available at marine stores as well.

It comes with an injector needle, if you remove the top cover, above the starter button, you will be able to see the cable connections. the needle will fit between the sheath, and the cable, squeeze oil in until you see it running out of the bottom cable connections. put a cloth near the bottom cable connectors to catch any excess.

also the bottom cable connections where the return spring is, this also can become sticky, free it up with a small amount of spray lubricant.

good luck

mikeanw
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Location: Lanark, Ontario, Canada
Motorcycle: 1985 Honda GL 1200 Aspencade

Re: sticky throttle

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When you do this, check the linkage on the back 2 carbs.

I have had a similar issue and i found that the linkage was twisted a bit. I bent it back slightly and my issues disappeared completely

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Geofd
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Re: sticky throttle

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I started with just lining the cables works perfectly now thanks for the info



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