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  • Throttle grip doesn't spring back

    Question for all you mechanically inclined...

    My throttle keeps getting stuck and it's not springing back the closed position. It's kind of annoying when I pull up to a stoplight and the engine REVs to all kingdom come.

    Anyone have any ideas for a quick fix? I've thought about replacing the whole hand control. Do I have to go to this extreme.

    '89 Hawk GT
    - CBR900 rear shock
    - Corbin Seat
    - Unipod filters
    - Supertrapp Exhaust
    - Smoked-lens JDM Front indicators
    - LED Rear indicators

  • #2
    As long as your grips aren't binding your throttle, I'd take a look at where your throttle cable attaches to your carbs.
    Take off your tank, and as you're sitting on the bike, IIRC, it is on your left. There's a spring that will snap the cable back from open. As long as you have it torn down this far, go lubricate your cable.
    It's scary how slow I am!

    '88 HawkGT - crashed as all hell - Hiperform subframe, VFR rear wheel, F3 front end, Penske shock.

    '05 Ducati S2R - Monstrack mirrors, CRG levers, Evoluzione clutch slave cylinder, ProItalia tail chop, Arrow damper, Nichols flywheel, Suburban Machinery bars


    • #3
      I just put New Bar End Weights, which caused my throttle to not snap back! Before, it operated perfectly, but now the grip is getting stuck on the weight.
      '89 NT650 Hawk GT
      '91 CR125
      '99 KX250
      '97 S-10 (AKA Bike Hauler)


      • #4
        I've got this same problem, ever since putting on Vortex bars and braided lines. How do I lubricate the cable?
        1988 "BlackHawk" project
        1989 "RallyHawk" is Chuck's now!
        1988 "The Gray" Tempest Gray Metallic stocker

        I can't tell you how peaceful it is. Shinya Kimura
        People who know ride Hawks. Riot