Stuck Throttle Cable

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Stuck Throttle Cable

Post by Chris_C » 11 Oct 2010 05:07 pm

Cheers macplaxton, originally in ... 87#p130968

Whip the air filter housing off and look at the carburettor end too.


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The springy bit you describe is the kickdown switch, as outlined here:


By you pressing it, you are just shortening the outer cable. Have a proper look at the inner cable at both ends. Even my brother could manage to do this even though he's a grade A technical numpty.

So it's a choice of:
a) inner cable not sliding smoothly in the outer
b) pedal pivot stiff/seized
c) return spring at carb end
d) carb linkage stiff/seized

Have another look and determine which it is.

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