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« on: June 12, 2013, 02:58:30 pm »

Just recently it has begun to stick. I made an adjustment a week ago but nothing drastic.

I was wondering if it could just need some graphite in the cable?

It does return but very slowly. I had the tank off for plugs and such a couple of weeks ago so I thought I may have kinked something but it has been moving freely up until today.

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« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2013, 03:05:25 pm »

Yup...it's something you did most likely.  Check the length of the housing for any pinch points.

Also make sure the return spring isn't snagged on something.
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« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2013, 04:07:03 pm »

oil it. might work but it sounds more serious than that-possibly kinked as above
if that doesn't work, check return springs if it has them
if that doesn't work, buy a motoguzzi a new cable
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« Reply #3 on: June 12, 2013, 04:11:59 pm »

remove the tank and reroute the cable . . . . .

lube it* while you are in there.

*Note Bene -- some bikes have teflon coated outer cable . . . they do not take kindly to lubing. Check on yours.

I'm better you somehow misrouted the cable.
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« Reply #4 on: June 12, 2013, 04:20:54 pm »

oh, I forgot. if none of this stuff works, torque it with a hammer
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« Reply #5 on: June 12, 2013, 04:39:32 pm »


oh, I forgot. if none of this stuff works, torque it with a hammer


Papa's right. If a hammer won't fix it, the problem is electrical.

If it's got more than 10k on it it's shot anyway and you should just get a new one.
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« Reply #6 on: June 12, 2013, 05:02:57 pm »

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« Reply #7 on: June 12, 2013, 09:46:43 pm »

None of the above. All set. It was WAY stupid.
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« Reply #8 on: June 12, 2013, 09:48:43 pm »

That's exactly what I expected it to be all along
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« Reply #9 on: June 12, 2013, 09:49:58 pm »


That's exactly what I expected it to be all along


Wicked way stupid.
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« Reply #10 on: June 12, 2013, 10:12:06 pm »

Grip rubbing throttle housing? Or throttle lock engaged... LOL
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« Reply #11 on: June 13, 2013, 12:50:49 am »

Reminds me of a story about Dave Bickers, former British motocross champion.

He had a throttle cable break during a race. Rather than pull over and quit, he rigged the cable where he could pull on it, and finished the race with one hand on the handlebars and the other hand working the throttle. This was back when motocross bikes weighed a ton.
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« Reply #12 on: June 13, 2013, 01:57:52 am »




Wicked way stupid.


 :popcorn:

still waiting.....
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« Reply #13 on: June 13, 2013, 02:14:45 am »




 :popcorn:

still waiting.....

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« Reply #14 on: June 13, 2013, 07:27:49 am »

No. It was that stoopid.

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« Reply #15 on: June 13, 2013, 09:10:20 am »

Suzuki cables are Teflon lined. They aren't supposed to be lubed. Just grease the barrel ends.
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« Reply #16 on: June 13, 2013, 11:21:49 am »


Suzuki cables are Teflon lined. They aren't supposed to be lubed. Just grease the barrel ends.

Really?  I know they don't NEED to be lubed, but "aren't supposed to be lubed."?!?
A little lube never hurt anyone (that I know of).
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« Reply #17 on: June 13, 2013, 11:44:51 am »



Really?  I know they don't NEED to be lubed, but "aren't supposed to be lubed."?!?
A little lube never hurt anyone (that I know of).


Nope...don't lube them.  Welcome to the future.
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« Reply #18 on: June 13, 2013, 12:30:12 pm »



Really?  I know they don't NEED to be lubed, but "aren't supposed to be lubed."?!?
A little lube never hurt anyone (that I know of).


It repair manuals on any machine with Teflon bushings that I've ever worked on it states not to use lube on the Teflon. Not sure if it's actually bad in the sense that it can gum things up, adversely affect the Teflon, or just unnecessary. Either way, I don't lube the stuff.  
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« Reply #19 on: June 13, 2013, 01:06:00 pm »

Did you have some kind of throttle lock engaged?

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