Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Pelham, AL, United States
Re: Stiff throttle/reverse query
Many posts about both of these items - give it a search.
Cables should not be lubed - they are teflon coated on the inside. You might check with the dealer to see if you bike was part of the cable recall, but after this amount of time I wouldn't expect them to do it for free. Best advise is to replace the cables with the updated design.
The surging reverse is a common problem - has to do with a pinched hose IIRC
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