Keihin carb throttle cable adjustment

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53rigidrider
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Keihin carb throttle cable adjustment

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Post by 53rigidrider » Tue Aug 03, 2004 9:39 am

Just stupid people, maybe I can ask an elementary question on something I forgot. I've got a Keihin carb on my '53, and the throttle cable is run between the tank and out to the throttle grip. Whenever I turn the handlebars extreme left or right, I get an idle increase.
The question is;
Is the correction done by adjusting the throttle cable with more slack?
Should I free the cable completely from the carb to the grip?
I'm at work and haven't touched the bike yet, so I'm brainstorming so I don't waste time that I can spend riding....

Thanks in advance, and don't laugh too loud! ;)



Billy
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Re: Keihin carb throttle cable

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Post by Billy » Tue Aug 03, 2004 8:20 pm

53, Good question, As this happens here & there.
Is your external cable catching on anything when turning the bars ?? Check for this..Sounds like it might be..If so route it freely away from things & re-try.
If this is a 'new set-up' maybe you need a cable a bit longer.
Anyway, if neither of the 2 suggestions are it. Try loosening the adjustment, but no more than a correctly adjusted cable should be. AKA. No extra slack in cable..
Or throttle won't go WFO=Wide Farting Open

Let US know how it's going..

53rigidrider
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Re: Keihin carb throttle cable

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Post by 53rigidrider » Wed Aug 04, 2004 7:33 am

Will do, tomorrow is my day off to work on my sickle!

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