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Snapped Throttle Cable?

Discussion in 'Technical and Troubleshooting Torque' started by termis, Oct 19, 2011.

  1. Hi all,

    I *think* I have a snapped throttle cable, but I wanted to get expert opinions.

    I rode out of my driveway today, and about 2 blocks away, I suddenly felt a "snap" of some sort, and lost all tension on my throttle, and the rev dropped right down to idle level. At this poitn, there's no tension at all in the throttle when twisting, and the revs as-is at idle level.

    I'd imagine the throttle cable snapped, but could there be anything else to look at? I'd imagine it's a pretty simple fix that I can try myself. Any opinions?
  2. I reckon that sounds about right.
  3. Reads like that but it is unusual.

    Could also be a breakage in the throttle mechnaism at the hand grip.

    Either way you have to pull that apart. 5 minutes and Phillips head screwdriver will tell you.