- 1 Why does my motorcycle not accelerate?
- 2 Are throttle cables universal?
- 3 How do I test my throttle cable?
- 4 How do I take the throttle off my carburetor?
- 5 Why do some motorcycles have two throttle cables?
- 6 Why is my throttle stuck on my dirtbike?
- 7 Why is my throttle sticking on my motorcycle?
- 8 Can you ride motorcycles at night?
Why does my motorcycle not accelerate?
A clogged air filter may not allow a sufficient amount of air into the combustion chamber, making the air/fuel mixture overly rich and causing poor acceleration. Bad gas will cause your engine to run erratically. Gas can go stale in as few as 30 days, especially gasoline mixed with ethanol as it is in many areas.
Are throttle cables universal?
In today’s modern vehicles, throttle cables are obsolete with the widespread use of drive-by-wire throttle pedal assemblies. Our universal throttle cable offerings fit most any application or engine type and mounting location.
How do I test my throttle cable?
One end of the throttle cable is located in the engine compartment, attached to the throttle body. The other end is on the driver’s side floor, attached to the accelerator pedal.
How do I take the throttle off my carburetor?
To remove the throttle cable, first pull the rubber on the cable. Then unscrew the locknut, which is closest to the carburetor, from the throttle cable. The locknut is attached to the tubular L – shaped fitting which comes out of the triangular cover on the brake side of the quad.
Why do some motorcycles have two throttle cables?
A push/pull throttle cable is an upgrade to the old standard single throttle cable linkage. The second cable pulls the carb closed so it isn’t stuck wide open. On a road race bike at 165mph+ approaching a tight turn with little run off area, riders want that peace of mind that if they close the gas, it will close.
Why is my throttle stuck on my dirtbike?
Debris can get caught between the throttle tube and the handlebar, and cause it to stick. Another culprit happens at the other end of the throttle cable. If you’ve changed your grips recently, a little too much glue can get between the handlebar and the throttle tube, and that can cause problems as well.
Why is my throttle sticking on my motorcycle?
A sticky throttle could be caused by worn cables, lack of lubrication in the cables or the cable getting bound up somewhere in the mechanism. Or it can be caused by an issue with the carburetor or EFI. If the screws in the throttle housing are too tight it could cause the cable to stick.
Can you ride motorcycles at night?
Riding your motorcycle at night is completely different than riding it during the day. Some motorcyclists enjoy the isolation of riding at night. Riding a motorcycle after dark can be an awesome experience for some. You can focus on the ride and enjoy things like the night sky, city lights and empty streets.