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post #1 of 5 Old 08-22-2018, 02:00 AM Thread Starter
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Squishy throttle-stop

The throttle closed position on my '12 isn't a solid, sudden stop, it's a bit squishy for about 1/8 an inch of grip travel. Anyone else notice this?
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post #2 of 5 Old 08-22-2018, 06:50 AM
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Did you recently tighten your bar ends? Install barkbusters? Anything that would interfere with the throttle "snapping" shut.
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You maybe stopping on the return cable length not on the throttle body stop.

Shorten the "outer cable" on the return side and see if you get a different feel.


Are you familiar with twin cable throttles ? they will feel different to a single cable throttle.

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Yes. I retightened the bar end and repositioned the right hand switch assy that holds the mirror, etc. after a bike drop.
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Seems like it's hanging up on the way back to "zero" while relying 100% on the throttle spring(s). Loosen up the stuff you messed with and test to see if you get a "solid" stop at zero while in a "free floating" condition. If you do, then tighten things up again while testing the unassisted throttle return at each step. If it starts to hang up, go back a step to figure out why. Address and then proceed until it's all tightened up.

Does sound like some little thing is cock-eyed. Do you have BarkBusters or OEM Bar-End wieghts? Both could put pressure on the throttle grip tube's end resulting in a choppy return to the zero position when relying 100% on spring tension. You want to make sure it works in case you have another "off-seat" experience, so the engine doesn't keep going while in-gear or neutral, as you know.
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