Originally Posted by mikster
New to the site, i love it. i bought a 2002 k1200 lt with in the last couple months with a stiff throttle.i though it was no big deal.after reading some forums on the subject,i am undecided if i want to do the job myself. i bought all the replacement parts for $150 (ouch),now the dealer wants $400 to do the job.is it as easy as some people say or as hard as other say. i can always take things apart with no problem,it is putting back together that is the problem. can i end up doing some real damage here or am i getting worried for no reason?
Hi, Mike - welcome to the site. Glad to have ya aboard here.
Down at the bottom of your post are several 'similar threads' with the same topic as yours. In addition to the others, the one started by John Rehder is very good. He takes you thru his procedure and then there is discussion by others involving work arounds or tips to make some aspects easier.
Several folks here in the family have done the cable replacement with just a leetle hand-wringing during the process, butt with excellent results in the final finish. Others, like myself, had the dealer do it (under a recall warranty service for me) and are likewise pleased with the performance of the new cable and it's slightly better routing path.
You might consider this; Rehder holds a tech session at his place up near Hotlanta a few times a year and if you find when the next one is gonna be, maybe you could attend and let John look over your shoulder while you do the cable deed. Just a suggestion (hey John, sock it to me if I've over-spoke!!!
Good luck, Mike. And congrats on the new-to-you '02; ride safe.