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post #1 of 6 Old 04-30-2006, 01:12 PM Thread Starter
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Throttle cable adjustment

Just need a quick refresher guys. What is the procedure for adjusting the slack out of the cables on a Wee. Noticed the throttle had a bit too much slack and made for a less than smooth ride on occassion Thanks in advance for the tutorial.

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post #2 of 6 Old 04-30-2006, 01:47 PM
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The adjustors are in the enclosures above the brake master cylinder. Pull them apart to access the jam nuts.

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post #3 of 6 Old 04-30-2006, 03:42 PM Thread Starter
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Rrrrriiiight. Maybe I should have gone and looked before asking. I was sort of envisioning getting further into the bike and futsing with hard to reach adjusters. Thanks a bunch Greywolf. Ride On.

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post #4 of 6 Old 04-30-2006, 10:07 PM
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From the manual:

1) Loosen throttle returning cable lock nut and screw in adjuster all the way.

2) Loosen throttle pulling cable lock nut and screw in or out until play is 2-4mm (.08-.16 inch). Tighten lock nut.

3) Slowly turn throttle returning cable adjuster outward until you feel resistence. Tighten locking nut.

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Keep your feet on the pegs and your hand on the throttle.
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post #5 of 6 Old 04-30-2006, 11:41 PM Thread Starter
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Thank you.

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post #6 of 6 Old 05-01-2006, 09:59 PM
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If the adjusters at the grip are too far out of whack, there are secondary adjusters located in front of the throttle bodies. These, unfortunately, require the removal of a lot of bits and pieces to get at.

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