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Re: You need to read this !
« Reply #50 on: October 08, 2017, 03:42:39 pm »
Did it a couple days ago, and it felt pretty good riding around my neighborhood. Took a longer ride today and had to stop and readjust in the middle of no-where. Feels a lot better, but not perfect. So close tho. The bike does have a ton of miles, so I'm wondering, how do I know when the throttle cables need replacing?
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Re: You need to read this !
« Reply #51 on: October 08, 2017, 08:10:15 pm »
Update... sorry it's been so long - lots of stuff going on and have been on the forum little lately.
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Re: You need to read this !
« Reply #52 on: October 25, 2017, 05:11:34 pm »
I will be trying this as well, but Ted my curiosity is now killing me. Ted do you own a brass ara car, what is this car with all the brass you speak of????

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The T Tour is over and I have now done a bike ride, with slack measuring, and *throttle adjusting.

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                     3.75"     Jorge
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*I adjusted my throttle as Steve suggested and it definitely improved things  :great:, but I still have a clunk.
I think my clunk is caused by excessive drive line slack, and may be more noticeable because of the riding style we use.
  ie; We do not down shift to a low gear and do a hard accell out of a curve. (2nd or 3rd)
       We cruise in 6th, downshift "1"-2 gears, coast down into the curve at about 60, and accell out of the curve in that
         higher gear. (normally 5th)    I think the higher gear makes the clunk more noticeable.
           Is anyone else using this procedure in the curves?

NOTE: *After adjusting my cable as suggested, I noted the improvement  :great:, and then I intentionally tightened my throttle
             cable in stages. {to see what would happen}.
          ie; I tightened it in stages, until I got an RPM increase when moving the bars.
             "It did not help", so I returned the cable adjustment to the suggested setting.

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Re: You need to read this !
« Reply #53 on: October 25, 2017, 10:11:32 pm »
Thanks for all the input and info. Tightening mine made a significant difference in the drive line slop. I hope Steve does some more tweaking to his flash to mute some of the throttle tip in jerkiness. I know he has been working on this.

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Re: You need to read this !
« Reply #54 on: October 25, 2017, 10:45:52 pm »
Guys

Please understand the difference between "driveline slop" and "throttle slop"..
With all due respect, this thread was and became an ofshoot of a viable thread about true "drive line slop".. which is rear wheel rotation mechanically controlled by the interface of the driving gears...

So, let's stay on track, they truely differ.
Throttle control "lag / responce" is the subject in this thread..

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Re: You need to read this !
« Reply #55 on: October 25, 2017, 11:27:57 pm »
Getting out of a corner in 5th Ted? We need to talk.  ;) Here's a story. Did my cable adjustment and rode to the Wild Wasatch Rally and the AZ M&E and it felt great! Was set up to run to Kernville CA. Trash packed and geared up ready to roll out of the garagio fired the 14 Hunney and gave a rev. She didn't drop right back to idle. WTH?????????? Synapses firing, what was the last change? Cable adjust. broke out the wrenches and loosened the return. Rev, even worse  :38:. loosen more and throttle hung wide open! Woke some neighbors with that. Grabbed the go stick and manually returned to idle.  :c002: Found out my throttle lock was dragging. Wanted to get OTR so opened that up and rode the weekend w/o the proper adjustment. Neck snapping. All is good now and the 1st thing I shall check first is throttle lock adjustment. I sacrifice my stoopidity for your benefit. I'm a giver like that  :beerchug: :)
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Re: You need to read this !
« Reply #56 on: October 26, 2017, 04:44:05 pm »
MOB, I think everyone knows the difference.
The suggestion to adjust the cable slop was made to make the driveline slop less noticeable.
  {The adjustment in the cable slop helps align the TPS}. {See note #1}

Old Guy, yes I admit we were in 5th a lot. {We were on a leisurely ride}, and using higher gears.
Posted max speed was 55, posted curve speeds were normally 30, 35, 40, or 45.
We were maintaining about 65 thru the curves, and cruising around 65/70.
  (Smooth in / smooth out, and avoids speeding tickets)

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Re: You need to read this !
« Reply #57 on: November 07, 2017, 08:41:45 pm »
Steve, I know you really get tired of hearing this, but you're a genius! I made the adjustment to my bike this afternoon and noticed a very nice improvement. My cable was within the specs that the manual calls out, but not tight enough to prevent the slop. It's a very nice, noticeable improvement. Thanks again, big guy!
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