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    I took the carb out of my 99 Roadstar Silverado about a month ago. I finally got it cleaned up and re-installed it today, but my throttle refuses to snap back to the “home position”. I had no issues with this before the carb removal. Cables appear to be in good shape and I tried various positions of the two screws that set the tension, but only at the carb end, not the handlebar end. I did try some WD-40 which didn’t do much. I know I have the cables in the right position on the carb. I will add that it is finger-numbing cold today.
    I would appreciate any and all suggestions.
    Thank you!
    Bill

  • #2
    check the cable routing to insure they are not in a little bind somewhere

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    • #3
      There's nothing else you can do. The bike is ruined, worthless. Just throw it away and get another one.



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      • #4
        That’s all I need to hear.

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        • #5
          From sometimes sunny CA. I'm with dave... Check for cables blinding somewhere... I'm assuming you have both cables connected too?

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          • BBB
            BBB commented
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            Yes, both cables attached.

        • #6
          In addition to checking routing for no kinks. Make sure there is a little slack in the cables or it will bind. And for long term, don’t lube with wd40. Use a light oil, chain and cable lube, etc. but if you lube over time it will collect dust and get gummy, needing a clean/flush and re-lube occasionally. Not a big deal...
          1972? Honda SL70 (dead)
          1978? Yamaha YZ80 (sold)
          1982 Yamaha 400? street bike (sold)
          2002 RoadStar (sold after 90,000 miles)
          2007 Stratoliner

          Some pictures here: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/fd9w68l93ngp8hd/GW6rxSmfza

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          • #7
            I will check again for binding. It definitely isn’t the carb up against the engine; it was doing the same thing while the carb was in my hand.

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            • MikeyC
              MikeyC commented
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              Sounds like the shaft, clean the shaft area and make sure no gunk there. And there has to be just a little slack on the cables to get the throttle to snap back clean like Scraper said.

          • #8
            when you say when the carb was in your hand was the cables hooked to it?

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            • BBB
              BBB commented
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              Yes. Carb wasn’t installed in the bike yet. It was resting in my hand and the throttle cables were attached.

          • #9
            Hey guys,

            just wanted to give you an update.

            I ended up talking the guy with the craftsmen down to 50 bucks. Couldn't say no. Thanks for all your suggestions!

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            • #10
              What?

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              • #11
                He posted on the wrong thread. He is talking about a used craftsman motorcycle jack. https://www.roadstarclinic.com/forum...otorcycle-jack

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