Play in Throttle

Discussion in 'Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc)' started by Schmittenhymer, Apr 24, 2013.

  1. Schmittenhymer

    Schmittenhymer Adventure Tourer

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    My throttle has a lot of free-play in it. Is there a way to get rid of it?

    -2010 990R

    Thanx.
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  2. Adventure boy

    Adventure boy Been here awhile

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    There should be 2 adjusters in line of the throttle cables an 8 and 10mm spanner is needed to release the lock nut then just turn the adjuster out to take the slack up
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  3. alongat

    alongat Long timer

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    Mine too - it drives me nuts. I had the same amount of play n my RC8R and it drove me dually nuts. I've adjusted mine as per the suggestion above but I would caution you to try to leave 3-5mm of play - according to my KTM dealer tech, the play is necessary to avoid the throttles misalign ing to each other somehow...not sure how much I believe that but it's still not a good idea to not have any slack / play.
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  4. Unruled

    Unruled 950S

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    You need to leave some, but only a minimal amount is enough. Play in the throttle is well annoying, just tighten it up.
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