Readers ask: How To Tighten Throttle Cable Motorcycle?

How tight should a throttle cable be?

Most motorcycle manufacturers recommend about 2 to 3 millimeters of throttle free play, but over time the cables will stretch and settle into their housings and you’ll end up with more slack.

How do you adjust a push pull throttle cable?

Adjust the pull cable so there’s just a little slack. Just like an old 1 cable throttle. Then adjust most of the slack out of the decel ( push ) cable. Adjust the decel cable too tight (too little slack) and the throttle will feel “draggy”.

Do throttle cables stretch?

Sometimes a cable can become stretched over time, which will not only delay the response of the throttle, but can also leave the cable more susceptible to breaking. Delayed response may also be indicative of the need to have the cable slack adjusted.

Are throttle cables universal?

In today’s modern vehicles, throttle cables are obsolete with the widespread use of drive-by-wire throttle pedal assemblies. Our universal throttle cable offerings fit most any application or engine type and mounting location.

When should I replace throttle cable?

If your inspection reveals any damage, you’ll need to replace your throttle cables. You might also need to replace them to accommodate a different handlebar.

What can a loose throttle cable cause?

When there is excess slack or the cable is too tight, this can cause intermittent delays in throttle response relative to pressing down on the accelerator pedal. This can cause more throttle to be applied unintentionally, creating a dangerous situation.

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Why does my bike have two throttle cables?

A push/pull throttle cable is an upgrade to the old standard single throttle cable linkage. The second cable pulls the carb closed so it isn’t stuck wide open. On a road race bike at 165mph+ approaching a tight turn with little run off area, riders want that peace of mind that if they close the gas, it will close.

How can I make my throttle more responsive?

Aftermarket throttle bodies are trying to increase both size and speed. More air volume and speed is a surefire way to increase horsepower and throttle response at any given RPM. It is easy to achieve this at high RPM when the engine sucks in substantial amounts of air on its own.