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I was riding in the Mojave last weekend with a friend. Hr rides a YZ400. When we returned from a ride we noticed his return throttle cable was broken / sheared in half (approx 1" from the carb). Has anyone else experienced this?

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JT,

I believe this is a common problem. It can be corrected by properly adjusting the cables at the carb in order to align the cables with the pulley. On my bike, I had to bend the brackets that held the cable adjusters. You might want to remove or loosen and rotate the carb to check this alignment. Hope this helps.

Chris

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Terry Cable also make a trick throttle wheel that prevents fraying and keeps it in alignment.

Bonzai :)

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It's very common. My 98 WR has just finished munching on it's second cable. At the current rate of consumption it will need a third cable after 10,300 miles on the odometer.

I have heard that Yoshimura also makes the throttle wheel for the FCR carb on the DRZ. Which is the same carb on the WR/YZ.

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