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My bike's throttle has developed about 10mm of free play. Does anyone know how to remove it? I know how its done on a Yamaha, but I am confused with BMWs...
 

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-loosen the wheel on the cable just after the L-bend
-turn the collar
-after slack has been removed, tighten the wheel
-start engine
-turn handlebars to full lock to the LEFT and check that the RPMs don't rise. If they do, you've tightened too much and need to loosen it a bit
 

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Thanks a lot!!
 

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Thanks, mine came from dealer with slack in it and thought that was just how the bike was. Just adjusted it, much better. Now I can "bleep" the throttle without cranking it.
 

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I removed all the free play from the throttle. I know it doesn't increase the performance, but it does psychologically help me think that my bike responds faster to my command. It however really helps in stop n go traffic!
 

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I removed all the free play from the throttle. I know it doesn't increase the performance, but it does psychologically help me think that my bike responds faster to my command. It however really helps in stop n go traffic!
I did too... at the track yesterday... first couple attempts resulted in instant revs once I started it! But I eventually got it dialed in perfectly... careful however, as that wheel has a tendency to jump off the threads if rotated too far.

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I removed all the free play from the throttle. I know it doesn't increase the performance, but it does psychologically help me think that my bike responds faster to my command. It however really helps in stop n go traffic!
I know exactly What you mean. Its like sport mode is now race, race is now slick and slick... :eek:
 

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-loosen the wheel on the cable just after the L-bend
-turn the collar
-after slack has been removed, tighten the wheel
-start engine
-turn handlebars to full lock to the LEFT and check that the RPMs don't rise. If they do, you've tightened too much and need to loosen it a bit
Anyone have photos for reference?
 

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You need a photo to find/adjust the cable barrel adjuster below the throttle? Honestly, a blind man could easily make this adjustment.

- Mark
Haha I brain-farted this one. Hey man it was early in the morning! lol
I can figure this out. And I'll try it blind folded too!
 
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