short throttle

Discussion in 'Dyna Models' started by hogtyd, Jan 25, 2010.

  1. hogtyd

    hogtyd Member

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    While doing the service on my 07 low rider last week, I decided to check my throttle and return cables. I locked the throttle all the way open with the wheel straight ahead then looked at the stop on the throttle body and low and behold, the stop was about a third of the travel away from the stop! This is the first time I have ever adjusted this cable. I have only 11,000 miles on this bike due to some down time from illness. I guess it has been this way since it was new. (I bought it new in 07) I can hardly wait to take her out and see if there is any difference in acceleration. I guess when you buy a new bike they look at your info for the title and if you are 60 or over they set the throttle to 2/3 travel to keep you from killing yourself.
     
  2. Chopper

    Chopper Senior Member

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    When ever I adj. throttle cables I keep adjusting little bit by little bit untill I hear the click of the throttle stop, then adj. other cable. You're going feel the difference next ride, that's for sure.
     
  3. hogtyd

    hogtyd Member

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    With the wheel straight or turned to left or right? I usually adjust mine till it touches and then back it off untill there is a very slight gap. That way I will never stress the cable and there is not enough to make a difference in throttle response.
     
  4. NEWHD74FAN

    NEWHD74FAN Experienced Member Retired Moderators

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    Chopper and Hogtyd have you covered, I also listen to the sound of the throttle stop screw hitting the stop, and leave a bit of slack. Also check it with engine running lock to lock to make sure the throttle settings are steady or binding just to be sure.