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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 06-18-2010, 11:43 PM Thread Starter
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play in throttle

My throttle has an amount of play before it engages that is too much for comfort. Is there any thing I can do to stop this so it responds as soon as i twist it?
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i tightened my throttle cables a couple of days ago. it's pretty simple (loosen the adjuster at the throttle pipe... take out slack at butterfly... tighten at throttle pipe) no tools required. download the versys service manual pdf to be sure you get it right.

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According to service manual:

"Throttle Grip Free Play: 2-3 mm
If the throttle grip doesn’t return properly, check the throttle cable routing, grip free play, and cable damage. Then lubricate the throttle cable.
To adjust, loosen the locknut at the upper end of the accelerator cable. (under throttle grip) Turn the adjuster in completely so as to give the throttle grip plenty of play. Loosen the locknut at the middle of the decelerator cable. (see pic) Turn the adjuster until there is no play when the throttle grip is completely closed. Tighten the locknut. Turn the accelerator cable adjuster until the proper amount of throttle grip free play is obtained. Tighten the locknut."

You can easily pull the mid-cable adjuster that runs over the engine, adjust it then check with cable back up in its natural position:

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