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    Question Too much slack in throttle cable

    I bought a finger throttle from Joe Zigler (as well as ODI grips) and now there is ~1/4" too much slack in the stock cable. How can I fix this?

    BTW, Joe Zigler is top notch.


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    2000 pro 785 (son's) 1998 pro 785 (dads) old guy in mich's Avatar
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    put a kvpi (umi knock off) on my 785 when i did my bar change. had to take the slack out at the thottle and at the carb linkage. not much adjust left but got the free play down to nothing. take a look, pretty self explainitory and easy.

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    I have the adjuster all the way out and the cable still has slack.

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    anyone?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SantaCruz163 View Post
    I have the adjuster all the way out and the cable still has slack.

    you have the adjuster by the carbs and the throttle all the way out if so i would say the cable is to long

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    A lot of the Kawi/supposed Polaris finger throttles don't have the correct distance between the throttle lever and base. I've had many where I can't make the old cable work on one boat but it'll work on another.

    I installed one on the Hurricane today and I was able to take the slack out but the adjuster only holds on with about 8 turns at the throttle and I'm ALL the way out at the carb manifold. It bugs me but it's safe.

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    She likes the bike. But the ski gets her wet!!!! xlint89's Avatar
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    OK, this is simplicity at it's best.

    OR hillbilly

    Call it what you will.


    Tie a knot in your throttle cable.

    Position of the knot is key. It must be right under the throttle drum.

    Too high and it will affect throttle function. Too low and it will prevent the throttle plates from opening all the way.

    The G/F's ski is like this presently, and has been for the last 2 years.

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    I've seen that. Did you guys adjust your oil pumps after you got the cable re-adjusted and the idle at factory specs??

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    She likes the bike. But the ski gets her wet!!!! xlint89's Avatar
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    I'm running premix and idles fine. Really no difference, just taking up slack in the cable.

    You still need to use the adjusters almost all the way out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xlint89 View Post
    Tie a knot in your throttle cable.

    Position of the knot is key. It must be right under the throttle drum.
    Worked like a charm!

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