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2013 Versys - Throttle Return Sticking

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I installed heated grips a couple nights ago, and have noticed that since then, if I put any pressure on the throttle going forward, it will begin sticking and take a lot force going in the acceleration direction to un-stick it. I pulled apart the assembly, and it appears that when this happens, the return throttle cable is actually getting wedged between the casing and the throttle tube. It doesn't appear anything has broken to cause this, but that there is just enough of a gap for it to happen. Any thoughts on how I should rectify this? Is it possibly a stretched cable? I've gone through the service manual procedure to set the free play, and verified that the cable is not getting pinched and is moving freely - it looks like the issue is definitely with the cable getting wedged in the casing.
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Tim - IF it's 'free-play' causing it, EACH throttle cable can be individually adjusted. Maybe try that.

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Hiya!
I installed heated grips a couple nights ago, and have noticed that since then, if I put any pressure on the throttle going forward, it will begin sticking and take a lot force going in the acceleration direction to un-stick it. I pulled apart the assembly, and it appears that when this happens, the return throttle cable is actually getting wedged between the casing and the throttle tube. It doesn't appear anything has broken to cause this, but that there is just enough of a gap for it to happen. Any thoughts on how I should rectify this? Is it possibly a stretched cable? I've gone through the service manual procedure to set the free play, and verified that the cable is not getting pinched and is moving freely - it looks like the issue is definitely with the cable getting wedged in the casing.
Same thing happened to me when I installed my heated grips... I just put the cable back into its track without adjusting it.
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Yeah, I did that - but it seems to not want to stay. I don't mean where it actually enters the housing, I mean where it snakes up along the throttle tube.
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Tim - IF it's 'free-play' causing it, EACH throttle cable can be individually adjusted. Maybe try that.
Yep, I did that. Works fine, and then slight pressure towards the deceleration side, I feel a little rubbing, and the throttle then sticks and I have tons of play before throttle kicks in. I pull it hard to the acceleration side a few times, then all is well again.
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So I figured out the issue. New Oxford grips are slightly shorter than stock past the stopper, so the tube was able to move around a smidgen inside the housing. Since I didn't feel like going through the hassle of pulling the grip off to fix this, I ended up cutting up an old driver's license and shimming the inside of the housing on the tube side. Works like a charm, no more stuck throttle!
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...Works like a charm, no more stuck throttle!
Good for you Tim!

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