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Free play in throttle

Hi all, does anyone know how to take the free play out of the throttle grip-its got about 3mm play until it starts to bite. Believe you can take it out with the two little adjusters coming out of the grip-but dont know which one. Any help would be m much appreciated. Cheers.
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Hi all, does anyone know how to take the free play out of the throttle grip-its got about 3mm play until it starts to bite. Believe you can take it out with the two little adjusters coming out of the grip-but dont know which one. Any help would be m much appreciated. Cheers.
yes the two adjusters on the cable by the throttle is how you remove the free play. Usually you can adjust the top and remove the slack. Sometimes though you have to adjust both a little or the throttle wont snap back when you let go of it. The upper cable opens the throttle and the lower one snaps the throttle grip back to idle
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Cheers mate-much appreciated.
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Hi all, does anyone know how to take the free play out of the throttle grip-its got about 3mm play until it starts to bite. Believe you can take it out with the two little adjusters coming out of the grip-but dont know which one. Any help would be m much appreciated. Cheers.
My service manual says that there should be 2-6mm of free play in the throttle cable. I wouldn't take all of the freeplay out. I think that is to ensure that everything snaps completely shut when you let off the throttle. If you have 3 mm of freeplay, I would leave it alone.
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My service manual says that there should be 2-6mm of free play in the throttle cable. I wouldn't take all of the freeplay out. I think that is to ensure that everything snaps completely shut when you let off the throttle. If you have 3 mm of freeplay, I would leave it alone.
They recommend this for safety reasons. With the no free play the throttle can be very tricky for a beginner rider or even some experienced riders to control. Some people like myself don't like the free play and it is perfectly fine to remove it. All you have to do is make sure that you don't have it so tight that the throttle wont return back to idle or that the RPM doesn't change when you move the bars from lock to lock. If they do then you have the cables a hair to tight.
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Re: Free play in throttle

Cheers guys-i realise the manual says there should be a certain amount of 'play' in it but i dont like it like this. My previous bikes had hardly any play in them-suppose i just got used to it being like this. Thanks again.
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Re: Free play in throttle

I know this is an old thread but I have a question about this topic. I have some play on my throttle also, I was just wondering what exactly do you do to adjust it. I see the two cables, the top and bottom one, coming out by the throttle, but what nuts to you tighten/loosen? Where are they located on the cable? Pictures would be aweome.

EDIT: I have an 02 954rr if that helps
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Re: Free play in throttle

Take off the filter box and you should see the two cables from the throttle have a set of adjustment nuts between the centre throttle bodies(should be the same on the 954). Took my play off today.

P.S. Doing it this way allows you to be sure your throttle is closing properly on release as you can see into the throttle bodies.
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