Throttle return issue?

David Spaulding spauldingd at
Mon May 4 20:37:39 PDT 2009

The product I was referring to is Bike Aid by Dri-Slide.  It's a graphite 
based product and looks like this:

Dave in Des Moines

From: "Dave Spaulding" <spauldingd at>
Sent: Monday, May 04, 2009 7:46 AM
To: "Guy Ramsey" <ramsey.gc at>; <gpzlist at>
Subject: Re: Throttle return issue?

> 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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