How to remove throttle grip


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froche
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How to remove throttle grip

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How to remove throttle grip without taking the carbs out? Tried it twice and no go.

I need to get into the handlebar control cause the start button is on again off again... and I want to clean it and or replace it.

Help!
Frank



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oldishwinger
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Re: How to remove throttle grip

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froche wrote:
Wed Jul 05, 2017 2:55 pm
How to remove throttle grip without taking the carbs out? Tried it twice and no go.

I need to get into the handlebar control cause the start button is on again off again... and I want to clean it and or replace it.

Help!
Frank
not sure what you mean as the carbs dont relate to the starter button that I can think of. If its the just the button on the handle bars, there is no need to remove carbs or the throttle grip, just undo the three screws holding the cover over the button, these are situated in the bottom portion, you will need to look up underneath to see them, remove the top and you will see the contacts.

take care things dont pop out of place

froche
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Re: How to remove throttle grip

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I can take the control apart but without removing the throttle tube (and the throttle cable) I ca only see the push to start, I cannot take it out to clean or replace it.

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oldishwinger
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froche wrote:
Wed Jul 05, 2017 6:39 pm
I can take the control apart but without removing the throttle tube (and the throttle cable) I ca only see the push to start, I cannot take it out to clean or replace it.
thats correct the starter button, kill switch, and top and bottom cover are one unit, the whole unit would need to be purchased. (if available) clean the button in house so to speak, with electrical contact cleaner and then a light coat of diaelectric grease.

starter button issues are not un common and some folks find it easier to just install a new button outside the original one.

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Re: How to remove throttle grip

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Are you sure it is the switch? It could be a relay or solenoid. I don't have my 1200 manual here now so I have only memory to suggest checking the switch for continuity first. Can't hurt to clean it anyway but, there are several components in the starting system. Any one of them could be the culprit like sticking relay.
Russell

Those who say it cannot be done should try not to interrupt those who are doing it.
Those who say it cannot be done should try not to interrupt those who are doing it.

froche
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Re: How to remove throttle grip

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Well it usually works, but take several attempts to get it to take. I tried the spray cleaner and it worked great for a day.

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Re: How to remove throttle grip

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I have this same questions with my 86-1200. I replaced the solenoid, I can also jump the solenoid. Good there.
wiggle the start button and it does work, at times.

I want to clean the switch but can't to get to it because the throttle cables won't allow me to move it. what do you suggest.

Not sure of the relay. Which one where?



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