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Use two throttle return springs! (archive)

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Posted by mikeS on June 29, 2001 at 13:40:39:

I'm glad I did. One of mine disappeared during my commute this morning. Just after I went 'round one of my favorite corners--usually take it with my foot well into the pedal, but today there was traffic--I noticed that the throttle pedal felt much lighter, kindof weird. Pulled over and found that one of the two throttle springs had fallen off. This is a sidedraft setup, and the two carbs are linked together--so one spring by itself provides function.

This is another reason why I don't like cable linkage; the cable will open the throttle, but won't close it. With hard linkage, the pedal return spring will close the throttle in an emergency, and you can always pry it up with a toe. But with cables, you are relying on those little springs.

Luckily I had a spare spring in my kit. I think I'll throw another one in there.


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