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    Throttle returns with no slack when sitting for longer than an hour beached/in water.

    Ok so my 2000 xl800 with 150 hrs has this problem where there is complete slack in the throttle when depressed after it has been sitting. If I pull it up to the beach for longer than an hour without starting the cable returns with no slack. I have to use the choke to get it started and after a quick 30 seconds of idling it goes back to have slack. One time it took off with me and I had to use the choke to shut off the ski. I heard there was a way to fix this without getting new carbs. Can someone tell me the procedure?


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    Welcome to the Hulk.

    It sounds like the throttle plates are sticking. Might be time for a carb rebuild.

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    carbs have been rebuilt 1 month ago. I heard there was a way of drilling into the throttle plates as the heat makes them expand and the line gives slack.
    I don't remember exactly what is done but I'm sure someone can chime in and tell me what to do here.

    both carbs redone with new carb kits in feb.

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    When the carbs were rebuilt were the throttle plate shafts/bushings removed and inspected? Sounds like then are binding.

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    I doubt they were looked at. Is it possible to just get the throttle bushings replaced?

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    Yes.

    They may just need some lube as the cleaning of the carbs for rebuild may have washed all the lube off. Try spraying with some lithium grease. And make sure the return spring are attached correctly.

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    Also make sure your cable is not binding and is free to move.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ctheodores View Post
    I doubt they were looked at. Is it possible to just get the throttle bushings replaced?
    yes, i can send you some replacement bushings or springs if you need them.
    -check than none of the new hose clamps are pressing on the backside of the shaft.

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    Cable isnt binding,. Should I spray the cable under the carb itself? I know I cant see under there but I have felt around. What should I be spraying

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    Disconnect the cable from the carbs and see if the throttle plates snap back when actuated.

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