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Throttle Return: I narrowed it down...

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2006 CRF450X (all stock)

The only major thing I've done is remove and clean the carb. I had this problem before and after the cleaning.

Here's what I've tried:

-Removed and cleaned the throttle tube

-Lubed the cables a few times

-Loosened the throttle cables a little

-Manipulated the cable routing around the tank

All of these things helped a little. I think the cable routing is the problem. After fine-tuning the cables, the throttle returned as advertised. Then, when I turn the handle bars to the right (and caused the cables to bend a bit more), the throttle sticks completely. With the bars left it works great, with the bars straight or right, it sticks.

Another thought... Could I put an extra turn in the Return Spring in the carb to help the cable return? I thought about this when I was rebuilding but I didn't want to cause early fatigue of the spring.

Please let me know what I can do...

Thanks!

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I have been having the same issue with mine,I have a S.U.B. mount stabilizer so my bars are slightly higher but I have found that the only solution is to loosen the (push cable) more than I would like to.Be careful not to loosen it to much as it will kink and bind in the throttle housing!Good luck

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I had the same problem, turned out to be rusted return cable. I think cleaners and water entering near the throttle pull housing caused the problem. Anyway after replacing both cables it is silky smooth.

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Well, at least this post covers the common remedies to a binding throttle...

Everything I tried helped a little but what ultimately worked was loosening the cable at the carburetor. I underestimated how much slack and freeplay was needed. I originally tightened the cable enough to eliminate any slack around the throttle drum. Apparently there needs to be some slack there. I followed the cable adjustment procedures in the Service Manual and let some slack out at the carburetor, then made fine adjustments at the throttle.

Great!

Thanks for the help!

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