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what are the two metal cables that connect to the right throttle next to each other right on top of the choke? I noticed that the dual adjuster screws (on both cables) were loose...and I am not sure what I would be adjusting (if anything) when srewing them back. is it just part of the choke mechanism?
 

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Sounds like you're describing the throttle cables. Be careful adjusting them, or get someone who knows a bit more to assist you.
I am pretty sure you are right...but adjusting them did not seem to change any throttle behavior (at least not at the adjustment level that I made). using the two silver wheels of each throttle cable...is there a certain position that is correct or incorrect (your advice to not fiddle is too late, since I was too curious not to fiddle)
 

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They should be snug, but not so tight that when you turn the bars lock-to-lock it activates the throttle.
Basically they're there to allow you to adjust how much the throttle tube turns before activating the throttle, and to adjust for cable stretch over time.

Personally, I like to have zero 'free' travel in rotating the throttle, but typical would be 5-10 degrees or so.
 

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They should be snug, but not so tight that when you turn the bars lock-to-lock it activates the throttle.
Basically they're there to allow you to adjust how much the throttle tube turns before activating the throttle, and to adjust for cable stretch over time.

Personally, I like to have zero 'free' travel in rotating the throttle, but typical would be 5-10 degrees or so.
OK...so basically my observation that I have to turn the throttle pretty far before the bike seems to get the gas, can be adjusted with this. I would also prefer zero 'free' travel, assuming we are talking about the same thing. is zero free travel equivalent to "tight" cable settings?
 

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Right.

Just make sure you can turn the bars lock to lock without making the engine rev--best checked with the bike running on the stand in neutral.
 

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Right.

Just make sure you can turn the bars lock to lock without making the engine rev--best checked with the bike running on the stand in neutral.
nice...glad I asked. Not only did I learn something but I can adjust away a marginal annoyance. thanks for the help
 

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One cable pulls the throttles open...the other pulls the throttle closed. Adjust the opening cable for minimal free play first (with close cable loose). Then just take the slack out of the close cable but leave a bit of free play. You can see this slack at the throttle bodies where the cables are attached.
 
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