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Throttle free play
« on: October 12, 2017, 03:27:06 PM »
Has anyone got any recommendations for setting the free play on the throttle for a 14 STR R?

I feel that mine has got too much.

Thanks all for any ideas and info.

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Re: Throttle free play
« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2017, 04:30:03 PM »
Adjust till no slack is recommendation on here,although I do have just a little personally
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Re: Throttle free play
« Reply #2 on: October 12, 2017, 05:23:07 PM »
*Originally Posted by Red [+]
Adjust till no slack is recommendation on here,although I do have just a little personally
Thanks for that. I need to adjust mine.


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Re: Throttle free play
« Reply #3 on: October 12, 2017, 06:44:51 PM »
You need some slack so that when the bars are turned it doesnt open the throttle slightly. If the throttle is very slightly open the bike wont close throttle adapt.

The spec is 2mm - 3mm free play at the throttle grip flange, minor adjustments can be made at the adjuster by the grip under the rubber boot. If you cant achieve the correct setting using that, you have to do it by the throttle bodies. Tank and air box off job, if youre not confident in doing it take it to a proper bike mechanic. I highly recommend Clive Wood In Lincolnshire :002:
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Re: Throttle free play
« Reply #4 on: October 12, 2017, 07:43:10 PM »
Of course you need to turn the bars each way to make sure it does not rev, but this is more to check correct routing of cable and you can have not slack and still move the bars each way without reving. This is how the early throttle snatch was cured on 07-12 models.

Easy from the bars but a bit more effort under the tank as above post.

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Re: Throttle free play
« Reply #5 on: October 12, 2017, 09:27:12 PM »
There is definitely a sweet spot about 1-1.5mm. It is worth tightening your throttle up on the in line adjuster until it has very little play in it (it will generally stick and not return properly with the bars turned to one side when it "too tight" - I can't remember if it is to the left or right)... anyway, when you've got it this tight then dial it back until you have a bit of play and everything returns nicely. I do this with the engine off and give the throttle a proper good twist and let it snap back.

You can also peek under a gap  below the tank on the right side of the bike and see the throttle body cam that the cable pulls on. Again, with just a bit of play in the throttle cable you can see the play in the cable taken up here before moving the twist-grip makes the throttle bodies move.

Clive always thinks mine has too little slack, but it works for me!

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Re: Throttle free play
« Reply #6 on: October 13, 2017, 10:44:35 AM »
I'm pretty sure that the free play is greater than the spec.

My bike is due it's 6K service next week, so I will ask the dealer to check this out and adjust it. The throttle feels quite snatchy right now, so thanks for all the advice.

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Re: Throttle free play
« Reply #7 on: October 13, 2017, 12:00:36 PM »
*Originally Posted by David Sp Kent [+]
I'm pretty sure that the free play is greater than the spec.

My bike is due it's 6K service next week, so I will ask the dealer to check this out and adjust it. The throttle feels quite snatchy right now, so thanks for all the advice.

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Thats convenient, in which case dont carry out any adjustments. Stuff like that is part of the 6k service anyhow :028:

 


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