Throttle return issue?

Dave Spaulding spauldingd at
Mon May 4 05:46:32 PDT 2009

Mine did that and it the recommendation I got was to go to a bicycle shop 
and get a bottle of this teflon-based cable lubricant.  It works wonders! 
It comes in a small black bottle (maybe 6 ounces) with a metal tube 
applicator.  It was 6 or 7 bucks as I recall.  I can't remember the name of 
the product, but I can look tonight.  All I did was open up the throttle 
housing and free the cable end enough to get the metal applicator in there 
(its almost like a needle) and squirt the stuff in there until it ran out 
near the carbs.  Silky smooth.

Dave in Des Moines

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Guy Ramsey" <ramsey.gc at>
To: <gpzlist at>
Sent: Sunday, May 03, 2009 11:21 PM
Subject: Throttle return issue?

I've been having a problem with my throttle return. It tends to hang up for 
a second before returning to the idle position. I looked that the microfiche 
on and couldn't figure out which spring was the return spring 
on the carbs. Anyone replace this before and have a part number? I suppose 
it's possible I'm looking in the wrong place to solve the problem too... Has 
anyone had a sticky throttle and what they did to fix it?

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