Check cable routing so that no cables are “pinched”
and you don’t have any sharps bends in the cables
Make sure all “inner” cables move freely – cable lube may help
Check cables for any frayed inner wires – best to replace, otherwise a loose strand can cause it to “hang up” at the wrong time
Throttle/oil pump cable
– make sure you have at least some “play” at the throttle grip
- make sure the throttle grip will “return” to idle easily.
- check the cable end in the throttle tube – that’s where it usually frays/breaks
- check that all slides are synchronized
Choke (enrichener) cable
-Make sure you have some “play” at the lever
-try to have all 3 with the same amount of “play” at the carb adjuster
-Make sure you have some “free play” at the lever on the handlebar.
-Make sure it is “locked” into the clutch release down by the sprocket
-Make sure the cable adjustment allows for the proper angle of the clutch release arm
-Be very careful of the cable attachment at the gauge end – they will break VERY easily