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post #1 of 4 Old Jul 31st, 2009, 6:12 am Thread Starter
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Throttle Cable Replacement

I have my parts and I'm doing the deed tomorrow. I've read and dowloaded and printed all the threads I could find. I have to service my air filter so I'll be removing the gas tank as well. That should make it easier. The instructions called for spraying a dry lubricant on the moving parts of the throttle body and cable ends. All I could find was some fast drying graphite spray. I hope that will work. This mod should give my right hand some relief. After years of using power tools, they tend to hurt after a few miles of that tough throttle. The cruise makes it easier but the cruise tends to kick off in the hills. That's probably due to the stiffness of the cables. Any advice would be appreciated.............

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post #2 of 4 Old Jul 31st, 2009, 9:25 am
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Re: Throttle Cable Replacement

Nothing technical that you cant read on a search.

Just some moral support of have fun, go slow, enjoy the bonding moment with her and think how nice it is going to be when finished.

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Re: Throttle Cable Replacement

I have to do this soon too. Just bought the parts. This will be the second time doing this.

It's not that difficult of a job, getting the cable on the throttle body is a bit of a pain tho, especially if you have big hands. But with patience, no prob.

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Well, I got 'er done! Took me about 6 hours total. I didn't remove the airbox or fuel rail. I got the cable ends on the intake the first shot. I was so glad. I made a U shaped hook and took the E clip off the return cable and put it back on with a pair of long needle nose plier with a 45 end. Throttle is so smooth and easy now. Cruise works. It was well worth the $130 and the hassle. Thanks for the help from this site. I'd be lost without it.........................

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