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adjustment on throttle spring?

PostAuthor: 4runner04 » Sun Jul 21, 2019 6:06 pm

Hi, newbie here. I have a 1985 Virago 750. I noticed that my throttle control seems to be a lot heavier then all my friends bikes. It seems my wrist gets tired after only 1 hr. of riding! First I thought it was the gloves I was wearing may be abit snug. But removed gloves and still get the same results. Is there an adjustment for this throttle spring? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

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Re: adjustment on throttle spring?

PostAuthor: Flyingdog » Mon Jul 22, 2019 1:56 am

4runner04 wrote:Is there an adjustment for this throttle spring?


Not that I'm aware of. Specially on the Virago..pretty lame tension..imho. If anything, tensing up on the grip is the reason for most fatigue. You can be using a gorilla grip and not even notice it, till you stop. Long distance "can" contribute, too. But, lotta people will use something like: the "Cramp Buster", change out the throttle grip with built in cramp buster or a throttle lock.

Few example that may work for ya:
https://swee7deals.com/products/cruise- ... -rest-grip
https://www.pacificcoastcruisers.com/mo ... ryakyn.htm
https://www.ebay.com/bhp/motorcycle-throttle-lock
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Re: adjustment on throttle spring?

PostAuthor: bstig60 » Mon Jul 22, 2019 9:50 am

Might try lubing the throttle cable and the throttle on the handlebar.
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Re: adjustment on throttle spring?

PostAuthor: borgi » Mon Jul 22, 2019 6:44 pm

Like bstig60 wrote lubing the throttle cable is good idea and all carbs moving parts.
Additionally you may replace connecting rod between carbs to bearing 688zz and two 1mm washers.

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I've installed cramp buster too but just for long day riding.

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