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Old 01-05-2012, 01:41 PM   #1
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My throttle has been on the sticky side since I got my 95 Kat, I put off fixing it until the winter.. The throttle grip will physically stick when twisted. I have attempted to lube the cable by spraying a significant amount of WD40 down one end and it didn't do anything to help. So I decided either WD40 wasn't the right lubricant or its sticking at the carbs? how should I go about tackling this.

p.s. every once in a while the throttle won't stick at all and will return to correct position like butter if it matters.

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Old 01-05-2012, 02:01 PM   #2
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Perhaps the issue is not with the cable. I suggest you loosen the cable and check that the throttle plates on the carbs are snapping back into place, perhaps that's where you need lubrication.
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Yeah, I would narrow that down by removing the cable from the carbs and then checking how things work. If never an issue with the cable off the carbs, then you know to look at either the carbs or even the clamps might be in the way for the throttle. Sometimes it's that simple.

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Yeah, I would narrow that down by removing the cable from the carbs and then checking how things work. If never an issue with the cable off the carbs, then you know to look at either the carbs or even the clamps might be in the way for the throttle. Sometimes it's that simple.

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The clamps in the way of the throttle? not sure what clamps your mentioning?
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Just curious.....but do you have the original grips?
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he means the clamps that hold your carbs to the intake boots, Hose clamps
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not sure, I'm assuming they aren't stock though



but I'll take a look at the clamps and other things suggested
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nope not stock
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Def not stock....see if you can back them off a bit before you tear into anything.
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Def not stock....see if you can back them off a bit before you tear into anything.
When I remove the throttle cable the grip can twist with ease, so I'm eliminating the grips as a cause
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