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Went for a dual sport ride today. Twenty minutes out my throttle cable broke. The top "pull" cable frayed and broke. The FCR carb will spring back by itself from a throttle position so I took the lower "push" cable and mounted it on top. The twist grip now twisted forward for the gas. :D VERY CONFUSING! I could no longer ride aggressively but was able to at least ride out. 🙂

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that'd be a good way to compensate for standing up, insted of moving your grip up on the throttle, you simply give it more gas 🙂

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Did that about twenty years ago on an old Honda CB500. Swapping the cables got me 30 miles to home but wow! That is seriously confusing.

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Yep, I've done it on an '83 CB1100F. Very weird to ride. I'd accidentally roll the throttle on every time I stopped.

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that'd be a great way to eliminate the beginning cyclists reaction to chop the throttle as soon as they saw trouble!

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A beginner wouldn't have as much trouble with it. They aren't used to twisting the throttle in the proper direction.

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I hoped that we could continue to ride with a little practice with the throttle. My group was following me since I knew the trails. I turned off on a two track that quickly turned to whoops. I was in third gear and soon lost my orientation on the throttle. Every whoop added another blip on the throttle and I kept going faster. My dirt bike instincts told my to chop the throttle, nope wide open. I finally stomped on the rear brake and put an end to the madness.

I decided that I would settle with just being able to ride the bike out of the woods. 🙂

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