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post #1 of 8 Old 03-28-2017, 02:46 PM Thread Starter
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Honda 919 too much throttle play

Hey guys,

I want very minimal throttle slack but i already adjusted it at the tightest spot (bar turned all the way to the right).
If i make it any tighter the throttle doesn't snap back but it does roll off slowly. Any suggestions? Can i tighten it more even though the throttle doesn't snap back?

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Hey guys,

I want very minimal throttle slack but i already adjusted it at the tightest spot (bar turned all the way to the right).
If i make it any tighter the throttle doesn't snap back but it does roll off slowly. Any suggestions? Can i tighten it more even though the throttle doesn't snap back?

Thank you.
The whole point of the sprung return 2 cable system is auto throttle close upon release of grip plus back up of the second cable.
With some slack, the cables will bind.
The trick is to get as close as you can without losing a nice quick throttle close by release of hand.
Sometimes a cable routing change will help, or getting the routing correct after a bad reroute.
Sometimes a bit of cable lube will help.
It's always more of an issue at steering lock.
Personally, I set mine up for nice closing action through most of the bar sweep, but will accept some degree of binding at full lock IF that is what I must do to get minimal slack through most of the sweep.
Keep in mind that what is NOT OK, is to have so much binding at full lock that you can't easily close the throttle by the return cable.

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I'll lube it up and adjust it some more.

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I'll lube it up and adjust it some more.

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Aside from rider ergos and uspension set up and tuning, the only thing pickier for me than the throttle cable adjustment is steering head bearings adjustment.
They are so "just so" at type of adjustment, and rare is a first time lucky.

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Just finished lubing and adjusting cable. Omg what a difference! I used the cable lube tool thing that lets you use an aerosol lube.

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Just a quick note on these kinds of issues. My turn signal and start switch were painful to use. Both were sticky and requires a lot of effort.

PBBlaster leaves a coating of lube behind and there's others like it. A simple shot is all it take inside the turn signal switch. The starter switch is two screws and pull it out a bit, a quick shot from the spray can and it's like new.

Another hot spot are the levers. The clutch lever can get water in there and should be opened and lubed.

I ignored these things since I owned the bike, now she's MUCH nicer to ride.

While we're at it, car polish on the helmet screen can bring it back to life and clean it up real nice.

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Thanks for the tips. It's amazing how little adjustments make the bike feel completely better

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Sounds like you got it figured out, but just a note, I've had issues with cables binding behind the headlight bucket. After rerouting some things everything moved much better.

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