NOT so full throttle (new cables) - BMW Luxury Touring Community
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 7 Old Feb 8th, 2006, 1:57 pm Thread Starter
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Antioch, California, USA
Posts: 83
Exclamation NOT so full throttle (new cables)

After installing the 05 new throttle cables that I learned about from this group, I don't get full open throttle now. Did I do something WRONG? The throttle grip only moves about 90 degrees from stop to stop. I find it full open going up steep hills and the bike slowing down. IS this the nature of the new cables? Was there a warning of this that I missed? HELP. all comments are asked for,(except flames)I searched and found nothing about this, I did see something about cables being a little short. Is this the trouble that they were talking about? Thanks for listening to my woes,

Steve Ridgway
Antioch, Ca
2002 klt
k2steve is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 7 Old Feb 8th, 2006, 3:03 pm
Lifetime Supporter
 
ErnieA's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Milwaukie, OR, USA
Posts: 2,334
Quote:
Originally Posted by k2steve
After installing the 05 new throttle cables that I learned about from this group, I don't get full open throttle now. Did I do something WRONG? The throttle grip only moves about 90 degrees from stop to stop.
Hi Steve,

I did the conversion in the past few weeks. I just checked and the throttle only turns 90 degrees, however I can hear (and I remember checking visually at the time of install) the bellcrank at the throttle rail hit the stop. I'm not sure what you are experiencing if the throttle is not going all the way from stop-to-stop.

Ernie

Ernie A
Milwaukie, OR
Member: MOA, AMA, IBA, NRA, MERA
GS911 & GS911 Wifi - Diagnostics Tools Available
2012 K16GTL (3/2018 to present) 68k (Totaled! 8/11/19 Deer strike)
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

2013 R1200GSW
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
> 28k miles!
2002 K12LT Toscana Green - > 241k miles (Sold)
2006 Suzuki DL1000 V Strom Silver/Blk - >21k (Sold)
SS1K (x4),BB,BtoB(<24),BBG, SS3k


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
ErnieA is offline  
post #3 of 7 Old Feb 8th, 2006, 6:44 pm
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 115
Lightbulb

Quote:
Originally Posted by k2steve
I don't get full open throttle now. Did I do something WRONG?
Steve Ridgway
Antioch, Ca
2002 klt
Check to make sure the throttle cables are properly seated in the twist grip backing plate. If they slipped out of the groove this could be your problem.

Pete aka murray
PeteM is offline  
 
post #4 of 7 Old Feb 8th, 2006, 7:44 pm
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: St. Louis, MO, USA
Posts: 697
Quote:
Originally Posted by ErnieA
Hi Steve,

I'm not sure what you are experiencing if the throttle is not going all the way from stop-to-stop.
On the inside of the new "relay" at the grip end there is a small tab that holds the throttle open about 3000 RPM's worth of travel. I found it when I did my cable change a couple of weeks ago. It's not on the old parts. And with the wonderful instructions BMW supplies with the "repair kit" I ended up using my Dremel tool to cut if off. The idle settled down right where it should be. The cable change out is not as simple and straight forward as some people here have said it is. I thought it was a real PITA.

Bill McAllister
St. Louis, MO.
2003 K1200LTE
McAllister is offline  
post #5 of 7 Old Feb 8th, 2006, 8:01 pm
Lifetime Supporter
 
ErnieA's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Milwaukie, OR, USA
Posts: 2,334
Quote:
Originally Posted by McAllister
On the inside of the new "relay" at the grip end there is a small tab that holds the throttle open about 3000 RPM's worth of travel. I found it when I did my cable change a couple of weeks ago. It's not on the old parts. And with the wonderful instructions BMW supplies with the "repair kit" I ended up using my Dremel tool to cut if off. The idle settled down right where it should be. The cable change out is not as simple and straight forward as some people here have said it is. I thought it was a real PITA.
I'm not sure what you're referencing here. I have full adjustment and stop-to-stop with my new throttle without having to grind and cut any of the new or old parts. Please... enlighten me.

Ernie A
Milwaukie, OR
Member: MOA, AMA, IBA, NRA, MERA
GS911 & GS911 Wifi - Diagnostics Tools Available
2012 K16GTL (3/2018 to present) 68k (Totaled! 8/11/19 Deer strike)
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

2013 R1200GSW
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
> 28k miles!
2002 K12LT Toscana Green - > 241k miles (Sold)
2006 Suzuki DL1000 V Strom Silver/Blk - >21k (Sold)
SS1K (x4),BB,BtoB(<24),BBG, SS3k


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
ErnieA is offline  
post #6 of 7 Old Feb 8th, 2006, 10:01 pm
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Lake Stevens, WA, USA
Posts: 2,651
Talking

we have done several at tech sessions up here in the NW. So far no cutting and no problems

Brian Ley
WA State of mindless sheep
USA where everything is illegal
2007 K1200GT
2010 650GS
2000 k1200LT Sold but not forgotten
BMWOA 119892
sanjaun2 is offline  
post #7 of 7 Old Feb 10th, 2006, 6:07 pm Thread Starter
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Antioch, California, USA
Posts: 83
Smile NOT so full throttle (new cables)

It seemed to me that before the new cables, there was about 120 degrees of grip twisting available. Now there is only 90 degrees. I too hear what sounds like the stops hitting on both ends of travel. I will disassemble the grip end and check out what Mr. McAllister talked about. Bill, is that tab in the upper half of the cover or lower half? I hope to find it now that I am looking for it. Thanks All.
Steve Ridgway
k2steve is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the BMW Luxury Touring Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in











Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Stiff Throttle 02lt K1200LT 19 Sep 17th, 2011 2:37 pm
Throttle Cable Replacement old1951 K1200LT 30 May 2nd, 2008 10:23 pm
Installed new shocks and throttle cables today! slmorley K1200LT 16 Jan 29th, 2007 3:47 pm
Throttle Cable adjustment McAllister K1200LT 3 Jan 5th, 2006 11:16 am
Throttle Cable Lube mkiesel K1200LT 3 Nov 8th, 2005 9:43 am

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome