Adjusting the throttle cable

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  1. Smitty53

    Smitty53 Adventurer

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    Can anyone post/send me the procedure for adjusting the throttle cable on FI models? I would certainly appreciate it. I've read that others have successfully winged it, but I'd like give it a go with TuneECU.

    My shop manual (2003-2011) referred me to a procedure in chapter 2 and then very nicely neglected to include it.
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  2. chrish4ku

    chrish4ku Been here awhile

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    Are you speaking of the round pull / release cable adjusters or something different?

    throttle "play" can be adjusted really easy with your fingers on these right up by the grips.
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  3. Vicks

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    been discussed many times on the forum. A google search will be of help ....

    here
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  4. Smitty53

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    Found it, thanks Vicks. I'd already read most of those Google results and was hoping for something more detailed, but the actual version isn't much better. Apparently KTM took it out of later editions of the shop manual.

    For future reference, the 2010 and later owner's manuals list the procedure.

    Chrish4ku, those are the adjusters I was talking about. KTM wants you to use their diagnostics tool—or TuneECU, though I don't imagine they want that—to set the throttle stepper motor to the basic (fully closed) position. After that, adjust the play in the cable. Some people have no issues when adjusting without the computer, but it seems others get stalling issues or other oddities. YMMV, I guess.
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  5. Torquemada

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  6. KTM Pilot

    KTM Pilot Been here awhile

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    Adjusted the throtle cables (before reading this), bike then had a hesitation at about the 4K rpm mark - but was rideable.

    Read the above (and links) and hooked up Tune ECU to the bike -
    Selected 'adjust throttle cables' it then instructs you to turn the ignition off (I did at the key).

    I adjusted throtle cable (pull only).

    In the interim Tune ECU reported that the connection had been lost.
    I restored the connection.

    What should I do now?? Tune ECU does not seem to recognise that I'm back from throtle cable adjustment for it to finish what ever it needs to do.
    The bike runs worse than ever - it now stalls from idle...
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  7. Smitty53

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    KTM Pilot, were you able to get your throttle cables sorted? My apologies for the incredibly late follow up.
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