Thread: Free performance!!??
09-14-2005, 04:59 PM #1
I noticed on my ski that before I pulled on the throttle, there was slop in the cable. Juuuust a tiny bit of slop as you grap the throttle and pull on it until the cable got tight.
I went into the engine bay at the throttle body and noticed there was a bit of play in the cable as well.
It appeared to me that if I pulled the throttle WFO, and grabbed the linkage where the cable ties into the throttle body, it was not opening all the way up. Just about all the way but not quite.
This might have been from the ski being new and the cable stretching. So I tightened up the cable so there is no slop, and I got another real or imagined 50-100 rpm's.
Maybe I did nothing, and my gains were from colder air, but you might want to check your throttle and see if you can get it to turn further after you hold the lever WFO.
Am I imagining this or was I leaving some HP pinned to the handlebar?
09-14-2005, 05:21 PM #2
Good tip Jeff. I check mine before every ride to make sure im getting WOT.
09-14-2005, 05:54 PM #3
When I look at my speedo and see 65 I'm usually around 3/4 the way to having the throttle pinned. When I accel to wide open and only hit 70 on the speedo I get dissapointed. Even know the speedo isn't accurate, I feel like my ski is governed or holding back. Could loose throttle cable be the problem or are most rxps like this when it comes to going from 60-70? It's not just because the speedo stops at 70 either, I can feel that there is only a small speed increase from 3/4 to full.
09-14-2005, 06:26 PM #4
Many of the digital speedos stop at 70. So if you were doing 100 it would still read 70. I have no idea why but many of on this board have the same issue.
I suppose if it was accurate we would make a stink about it but we all know it isnt.
09-14-2005, 06:56 PM #5
09-14-2005, 06:57 PM #6
I know that it won't read over 70 no matter how fast i'm going. I'm sure that I don't even get to a real 70 ever except maybe in 40° temps but I still notice the pulling feeling is too short and weak for the amount of throttle I have left. I am curious to know if I have a problem, I guess I'll just have to check next time before I take my ski out.
09-14-2005, 06:58 PM #7
They are extremely accurate.
09-15-2005, 10:30 PM #8
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The manual for the cable adjustment
1. Must touch handlebar grip
Ensure throttle body is fully open at full throttle
position. At this position, throttle lever stopper is
almost in contact with throttle body.
NOTE: Apply a light pressure on the throttle plate,
a slight play should be obtained.
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