Throttle free play adjustment issues - Kawasaki Vulcan Forum : Vulcan Forums
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-06-2019, 05:50 PM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
vikingmongol's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2019
Location: Oregon, USA
Year/Make/Model: 2004 Kawasaki Vulcan 2000
Displacement/CC's: 2000
Color: Violet
Gender: Male
Posts: 3
Question Throttle free play adjustment issues

WARNING: total newbie here. Ignorance abounds. Bear with me.

Just got a 2004 Vulcan 2000 and have been trying to adjust the throttle free play. Problem is, it's not adjusting the way the owner's manual suggests it should (or at least not the way my interpretation of the owner's manual suggests). The following describes the manual's steps as I understand them:

1) Loosen the locknuts on both cables
2) Screw both adjusting nuts in all the way, in the direction AWAY from the bike (which, as I understand it, LOOSENS the cables)
3) Turn the decelerator cable's adjusting nut (the cable on the BOTTOM) in the direction towards the bike (which, as I understand it, TIGHTENS the cables), until the throttle free play is gone
4) Turn the accelerator cable's adjusting nut (the cable on the TOP) in the direction towards the bike, until 2-3mm of free play is achieved

The problem I'm having occurs at step #4. Step #3 eliminates the free play as described, but step #4 never actually results in any free play being achieved. Instead, step #4 just causes the throttle to "stick" such that it won't return to a closed position on its own; wherever I turn the throttle, it stays there unless I turn it back.

Some knowledge on the problem here (most likely me, I expect) would be much appreciated. Thanks
vikingmongol is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-07-2019, 01:02 PM
Top Contributor
 
DANAD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Edson, Alberta, Canada
Posts: 968
Are you trying to get more or less freeplay?

2004 VN2000
V&H Pipes
BAK, Mustang Seats, Scootworks Tour Trunk
HD Softail lowers, Memphis shield
Darkside Falken Zeix 205/65/16 rear, Bridgestone Excedra Max front
2008 900C as barhopper
DANAD is offline  
post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-07-2019, 03:35 PM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
vikingmongol's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2019
Location: Oregon, USA
Year/Make/Model: 2004 Kawasaki Vulcan 2000
Displacement/CC's: 2000
Color: Violet
Gender: Male
Posts: 3
I’m trying to lessen the free play since the guy I got the bike from had it setup with excessive free play (for me).
vikingmongol is offline  
 
post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-08-2019, 06:54 AM
Senior Member
 
bigblockyeti's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Upstate, SC
Year/Make/Model: 2008 V2KLT
Gender: Male
Posts: 406
You certainly don't want it to stick, at any handlebar angle (not just pointed straight).
bigblockyeti is offline  
post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-08-2019, 08:24 AM
Junior Member
 
Michael Martin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2019
Posts: 10
I’m having the same issue. I was going to lube all the cable to see if the throttle will return on its own. I wonder if these cables are known to stretch?
Michael Martin is offline  
post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-09-2019, 01:32 PM
Junior Member
 
kikwaam's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2019
Location: Lakeland, Florida
Year/Make/Model: 2007 Kawasaki Vulcan 2000 Classic LT
Displacement/CC's: 2053cc
Color: Black/Red
Gender: Male
Posts: 17
Garage
I too had problems with the manual as far as adjusting freeplay on the throttle.... I searched the web and found that you need to back out both cables equally a turn at a time until you get your desired freeplay. Hope this helps.

2007 Kawasaki Vulcan 2000 Classic LT
Thunder MFG Tornado air intake
Hard Krome 2.5 inch pipes
Dobeck fuel controller
Double Darkside
kikwaam is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome