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dirtdreamer50

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dirtdreamer50

Recently bought an 03 1150 RT. There is zero slack in the throttle cable adjustment. Turning the bars has no effect on engine rpm, so I know it isn't a problem. I read that some suggest this is done to assist in slow speed acceleration smoothness. Is all well set this way? I have gotten used to the feel of it and would as soon keep it this way, if it doesn't present some type of problem for the bike.

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I don't think it's correct according to the spec, but I set all my bikes up that way for the reason you mentioned.

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Morning dirtdreamer50

 

"0" upper cable slack is not to spec but as long as it isn't causing you any issues no reason to change it.

A lot of us set the cable slack to almost none as that seems to make precise throttle control easier.

 

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DOT has a mandated amount of slack in m/c throttle cables. I don't know what the spec is, but I do know it's horrendous.

 

I'm with dirtrider here. First thing I do with a new bike is adjust all possible slack out of the throttle cables.

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dirtdreamer50
DOT has a mandated amount of slack in m/c throttle cables. I don't know what the spec is, but I do know it's horrendous.

 

I'm with dirtrider here. First thing I do with a new bike is adjust all possible slack out of the throttle cables.

 

Don't you just love government intrusion for our own good? I rode 250/300 miles today with the throttle cable set at 0 slack and it worked smoothly and so fine... Take that DOT... dd50

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