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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 02-16-2017, 01:10 PM Thread Starter
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Throttle Cable Attachment

2006 Shadow Spirit. Today I decided to try out some new grips since my stock ones were pretty beat up. I replaced the throttle sleeve with it and had to disconnect the throttle cable at the carbs to get everything together. After reassembly and checking for free play I noticed 2 problems:

The first is that the bottom throttle cable attachment point to the carb looks like it is bigger than the top point. It seems to have a rough edge so I think a piece may have snapped off. In the picture you can see the opening is almost as wide as the cable head. I'm wondering if this will cause the cable to slip out if I open up the throttle all the way. Sitting on the bike and watching it while playing with the throttle it doesn't seem to be a problem. I'm just wondering with vibration on the road if this could slip. Also does anyone know what that part is called that the cables attach to? I've been looking at parts diagrams and can't find it.

The second, which after reading the forums I think I can easily fix, I don't have any snap back when the handlebars are far right. Throttle works great in any other position. I'm going to look at doing some adjustment by the carbs and then checking the cable routing. I didn't change the cable routing when I put the new sleeve or grips on, but I also never checked for snap back at the far right before. The throttle was sluggish to return before and the adjustments I did today fixed that problem, now just the binding on the far right.

If anyone can tell me the name of this part and ideas about if it needs to be replaced are greatly appreciated. Going to take it around the apartment complex later and see what happens.

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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 02-16-2017, 01:42 PM
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That is called that a throttle drum on the carb. It may be hard to fine just that part alone.
The cables should have only a small amount of free play when at rest, so they don't fall out of that holes

Also I would try to get some lube worked down the cables and identify the sticky one so there is reliable free movement.

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Thanks Swifty that's exactly what I needed to know.

Throttle Cable didn't move at all when I rode it around so I'm not worried about it just falling out. Looks like it will have enough tension.

Still working on the snap back issue but that will just be time and playing with the routing and adjustments,
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