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    Who's running a return throttle cable, and who's ditched it? Am thinking of getting rid of mine... causes the throttle to bind a tiny bit since lowering the bars. Can't really see the benefit to having it, and would clean up the front end a bit. Thoughts...?
    Prob just stick it back on for yearly inspection...

    Bill

    #2
    I still have the stock throttle on f2 bars, i've noticed that its not super aggressive on the snap back but it may just need a little cleaning. I'm guessing they use a return cable in place of having a heavy spring on the throttle body?

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      #3
      its a safety.
      if one of the return springs fail, you can turn the grip back with your hand, and it still shuts.

      if its binding, check the cable, or re-think the routing.. but i wouldnt ditch it... im kinda paranoid. i had a carb spring break off on me once.. now i always run dual springs or a return.

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        #4
        hmm... hadn't thought about an additional return spring... will have to give that some thought. Works for automobiles...

        Bill

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          #5
          Originally Posted by bill-ns
          hmm... hadn't thought about an additional return spring... will have to give that some thought. Works for automobiles...

          Bill
          it works, but it makes the throttle heavier.
          now, im not going to pretend im any kind of expert on the subject, but i would take off each cable, and slide it by hand.. see if its dragging..

          id bet that you have a sticking cable or some other problem.. ive had clipons on my bike for years without throttle sticking issues.. im all for clean uncluttered look, and taking off "extra" parts... but i think id leave it on there.

          maybe if it is a bad cable, theres a better length cable anyway... that might clean it up some?

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            #6
            cable lube!!!

            my cluch cable is tuff as hell (city riding doubles has a left forarm workout)
            but im to lazy to lube it just another idea to think about...
            1988 & 1991 hawkgt, 2005 rc51

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              #7
              They don't really need lube.. they worked perfectly with the stock bars. The way they are routed now is just causing them to bind a bit more than I'd like.
              I'm probably going to get shorter cables now, but I'd noticed that JD didn't have a online listing for a shorter return cable. Although I'm sure he has access to them. That's why I started thinking about losing the return cable.

              Thanks
              Bill

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                #8
                who's ditched it?
                Gone. Who needs another cable to worry about when racing? It makes taking the carb off a lot easier. Yes it's for safety and yes it works absolutely fine without the return cable. IF it breaks (Well it shouldn't if proper maintenance and inspections are involved) the kill switch is right next to your thumb.
                Gino
                Chain Roller

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                  #9
                  who's ditched it?
                  Gone. Who needs another cable to worry about when racing? It makes taking the carb off a lot easier. Yes it's for safety and yes it works absolutely fine without the return cable. IF it breaks (Well it shouldn't if proper maintenance and inspections are involved) the kill switch is right next to your thumb.
                  Gino
                  Chain Roller

                  NEVER UNDERESTIMATE THE PREDICTABILITY OF STUPIDITY

                  2012 CCS LRRS ULSB Champion
                  2012 CCS LRRS P89 Champion
                  2008 CCS ULSB National Champion
                  LRRS HAWK GT Racer CCS Expert #929
                  ECK RACING

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                    #10
                    who's ditched it?
                    Gone. Who needs another cable to worry about when racing? It makes taking the carb off a lot easier. Yes it's for safety and yes it works absolutely fine without the return cable. IF it breaks (Well it shouldn't if proper maintenance and inspections are involved) the kill switch is right next to your thumb.
                    Gino
                    Chain Roller

                    NEVER UNDERESTIMATE THE PREDICTABILITY OF STUPIDITY

                    2012 CCS LRRS ULSB Champion
                    2012 CCS LRRS P89 Champion
                    2008 CCS ULSB National Champion
                    LRRS HAWK GT Racer CCS Expert #929
                    ECK RACING

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                      #11
                      Then are you guys without a return cable also resetting the "stop" position of the throttle tube? I had a return cable break on me, and the amount of slop drove me crazy, especially on a street bike.
                      Tim
                      '89 HawkGT - Dirty
                      '07 S3 - WHEEEEE!

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                        #12
                        If you ditch the return, adjust the length of the pull cable to get rid of the slop, easy-peasy.

                        If you run both cables and the throttle isn't snappy, chances are the return cable is adjusted too tight.

                        I do sell short return cables but I'm out of stock at the moment.
                        J.D. Hord
                        Keeper of Engine Nomenclature, 9th Order

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                          #13
                          Thanks JD!

                          Bill

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                            regards, Admoencejoted9

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                              regards, Admoencejoted9

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