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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
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2002 klt
 

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k2steve said:
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.

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k2steve said:
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.

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ErnieA said:
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.
 

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McAllister said:
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.
 

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

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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.
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