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gixxer6

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Reducing throttle pull?
« on: April 02, 2020, 09:36:39 AM »
My 81 Invader 440 seems to have a large amount of throttle pull, my thumb gets tired and sore quickly.  I have lubed the cables and switched to the lighter aluminum slides.  I have carbs synced and everything adjusted as it should be. 

I'm looking for tips or ideas to help reduce throttle pull.  Anyone ever use different slide springs?  Or cut them shorter?  Other ideas? 

Thanks! 

mswyka

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Re: Reducing throttle pull?
« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2020, 04:31:23 PM »
We have an Intruder that seems to have excessive throttle pull.  Have not done anything about it yet.

I have noticed that some of the throttle levers are different lengths.  Would a longer throttle lever help?

I don't see any problem with changing the springs so long  as the throttle closes when you let go.
Intruders:  1978, 1979 X2, 1980, 1981 Custom
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Interceptor398

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Re: Reducing throttle pull?
« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2020, 07:26:05 PM »
I would wonder if there is some interference between the slide and the carb body or maybe some heavy duty cable lube that has dried up a bit??