1994 R 100 GS

Discussion in 'Airheads' started by 47 Chief, Jun 26, 2017.

  1. 47 Chief

    47 Chief Adventurer

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    I picked up a 94 airhead GS a few weeks ago. It,s bone stock with 31,000miles. Everything works great but the throttle is stiff. I disconnected the return spring on the throttle cables and they worked smoothly with no resistance. I think that some weaker springs would be perfect but could not find anything at our local hardware. I know you can buy them for Del Orto but are they available for the Bings? Or does anyone have a source?
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  2. KaaJa

    KaaJa Been here awhile

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  3. brittrunyon

    brittrunyon 1992 R 100 GS (ZED)

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  4. 47 Chief

    47 Chief Adventurer

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    Perfect thanks
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  5. Dakar83

    Dakar83 Been here awhile

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    Does that model have the throttle friction screw on the lower front throttle grip housing? If so it might be turned in tight causing drag ie stiffness
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  6. 47 Chief

    47 Chief Adventurer

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    Yes it does and I checked it. The bike is a black and yellow bumble bee in near mint condition. It was the pride and joy of a very good friend that due to age and health problems can no longer ride so he is selling his small collection. I have been working on and restoring bikes for over 40 years so I am comfortable working on this one. Did a google search on the springs but came up empty. Thanks for the help.
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  7. bajaburro

    bajaburro Ancient Adventurer

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    In addition to the light springs renew your cables and clean and lube the throttle gear on the bars.
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  8. rwiles

    rwiles Been here awhile

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    Or replace throttle gear and tube.
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  9. Mugwest

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    If you're going to be in dirt at all, your right wrist will definitely reap rewards from those lighter springs. With stockers I would start feeling it about 6 hours into a day.
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  10. Gripsteruser

    Gripsteruser Got a handle on it

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    Back in the early years the ticket was to wind your own springs using music wire found in hobby shops.
    Mine still work! (but I carry the stockers in the tool kit)
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  11. 47 Chief

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    Got the springs, wow, perfect, just what I needed. Thanks
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  12. sky44

    sky44 Been here awhile

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    I got a set of the lightened springs as well after seeing your thread. world of difference.
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  13. 47 Chief

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    My son and I rode 165 miles Sunday morning and what I noticed the most was that I didn't think about the throttle, it seemed normal.
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