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post #1 of 11 Old 09-21-2011, 03:13 PM Thread Starter
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How to move the throttle tube?

Sorry, stupid question I'm sure but I can find it using the search....

I need to move the throttle tube inward a smidgeon to install the Kaoko Throttle lock, and it doesn't seem to move after I loosen the various screws I see on the body assembly. Is it pinned?

As you can tell, I haven't really learned my way around my new Wee yet.

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It is pinned.

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Thanks, gw, so how do I unpin it and move it 2mm?

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You would need to remove the housing and grind off the tab that fits the hole in the bar. You could also shorten the throttle tube.

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Well that doesn't sound like much fun.

...or perhaps I could insert a small spacer into the Kaoko Throttle Lock assembly to give me a tad more play.

Thanks for the info.

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I had no problem on my '06 Wee. I believe you are supposed to adjust the position of the throttle lock relative to the tube, not the other way around.

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That's what I did, Lordsmoke, though the directions specifically say to "remove the alignment pin." I think they're paranoid about lawsuits.

It works great on the highway!

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Interesting. I certainly have no memory of doing any grinding. I will have to go check. I did find on a recent trip that my Kaoko didn't do so well with my new Oxford gripe. Kept slipping.

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If it has to go in can't you just grind it shorter ?

To use my NEP I had to grind it round smooth etc
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I didn't have to do anything to the throttle to install my Kaoko on my 08 Wee. I just put the Kaoko in where it needed to be to work.
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