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So right when someone comes to see the bike to buy it, the damn throttle sleeve stays stuck opened. It was running great yesterday and earlier today. Im guessing it's the cold and it's only happening on one carb. I unscrewed the top and checked and sure enough the sleeve was stuck at the top and it wasn't sliding up and down freely like the other carb.

Anyone know how to fix this problem? The person interested in buying the bike wants to make sure this doesnt happen again cause they are going to ride it all winter. I hope it's as simple as spraying some lubricant into it but with my luck it probably isn't.
 

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So right when someone comes to see the bike to buy it, the damn throttle sleeve stays stuck opened. It was running great yesterday and earlier today. Im guessing it's the cold and it's only happening on one carb. I unscrewed the top and checked and sure enough the sleeve was stuck at the top and it wasn't sliding up and down freely like the other carb.

Anyone know how to fix this problem? The person interested in buying the bike wants to make sure this doesnt happen again cause they are going to ride it all winter. I hope it's as simple as spraying some lubricant into it but with my luck it probably isn't.
sometimes this is a sign that you gas is going bad as it starts to gum up the slide. unscrew the top, spray some carb cleaner on there and wipe off. Reassemble and run some fresh gas through the carb and see if it clears up. Also giving it a coating of wd40 and see if that helps.
 

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So right when someone comes to see the bike to buy it, the damn throttle sleeve stays stuck opened. It was running great yesterday and earlier today. Im guessing it's the cold and it's only happening on one carb. I unscrewed the top and checked and sure enough the sleeve was stuck at the top and it wasn't sliding up and down freely like the other carb.

Anyone know how to fix this problem? The person interested in buying the bike wants to make sure this doesnt happen again cause they are going to ride it all winter. I hope it's as simple as spraying some lubricant into it but with my luck it probably isn't.
sometimes this is a sign that you gas is going bad as it starts to gum up the slide. unscrew the top, spray some carb cleaner on there and wipe off. Reassemble and run some fresh gas through the carb and see if it clears up. Also giving it a coating of wd40 and see if that helps.
Spray WD40 on what? The sleeve itself? Or in the carb? I'll try some carb cleaner as well.

I put some new gas in today but maybe there is some old gas left over.

Thanks Gee. She came to check out the bike and really liked it but this damn thing had to happen. Is there any way to guarantee that it wont happen again?

So this wasn't the cold, it has to do with old gas? The gas in there was probably from September.
 

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It sounds to me like the cable adjustment for the slide isn't right, or the cap wasn't screwed down correctly, or all the way...
The gas isn't old enough to cause that sort of problem.

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It sounds to me like the cable adjustment for the slide isn't right, or the cap wasn't screwed down correctly, or all the way...
The gas isn't old enough to cause that sort of problem.

FR
If it was from september it wasn't old enough. FR is right check the cable (make sure it is not binding anywhere) and then check the top of the carb.
 

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It sounds to me like the cable adjustment for the slide isn't right, or the cap wasn't screwed down correctly, or all the way...
The gas isn't old enough to cause that sort of problem.

FR
But I've been riding the bike all summer without any problems, why would it just happen?

Also, when I remove the cap and slide the sleeve up and down, there is tension, it doesn't move freely, I have to push it down hard with my finger for it to move so how can it be the cable?
 

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It sounds to me like the cable adjustment for the slide isn't right, or the cap wasn't screwed down correctly, or all the way...
The gas isn't old enough to cause that sort of problem.

FR
But I've been riding the bike all summer without any problems, why would it just happen?

Also, when I remove the cap and slide the sleeve up and down, there is tension, it doesn't move freely, I have to push it down hard with my finger for it to move so how can it be the cable?
It's an old bike - stuff just happens. Actually it happens with new bikes too just not as often.

May be there is dirt in the slide track or a little bit of a nick has devloped. pull it out and take a look and clean it thoroughly. A little wd40 on the slide wouldn't hurt but it is a temp fix for what the real problem. Maybe the needle has some crud on it or the needle seat. This is one of those things where you are going to have to pay really close attention to any microscopic details.
 

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It sounds to me like the cable adjustment for the slide isn't right, or the cap wasn't screwed down correctly, or all the way...
The gas isn't old enough to cause that sort of problem.

FR
But I've been riding the bike all summer without any problems, why would it just happen?

Also, when I remove the cap and slide the sleeve up and down, there is tension, it doesn't move freely, I have to push it down hard with my finger for it to move so how can it be the cable?
It's an old bike - stuff just happens. Actually it happens with new bikes too just not as often.

May be there is dirt in the slide track or a little bit of a nick has devloped. pull it out and take a look and clean it thoroughly. A little wd40 on the slide wouldn't hurt but it is a temp fix for what the real problem. Maybe the needle has some crud on it or the needle seat. This is one of those things where you are going to have to pay really close attention to any microscopic details.
So I basically have to take the freakin carb off now. Unbelievable. I can't believe this has happened, what a pain in the ass.
 

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Dude
Welcome to my world
I love carbs now
only cuz I have had to take em off and on and mess with them so much

You can get one of those cable luber mini vice thing-a-ma-jigs and run cable lube down the throttle cable and see if that helps
just 2cents from a newbie
dont let it get you down
Whoever is going to buy your bike should know that shit happens on old bikes and you have to roll with it
I bet its nothing major

Good luck Ant
 

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It sounds to me like the cable adjustment for the slide isn't right, or the cap wasn't screwed down correctly, or all the way...
The gas isn't old enough to cause that sort of problem.

FR
But I've been riding the bike all summer without any problems, why would it just happen?

Also, when I remove the cap and slide the sleeve up and down, there is tension, it doesn't move freely, I have to push it down hard with my finger for it to move so how can it be the cable?
It's an old bike - stuff just happens. Actually it happens with new bikes too just not as often.

May be there is dirt in the slide track or a little bit of a nick has devloped. pull it out and take a look and clean it thoroughly. A little wd40 on the slide wouldn't hurt but it is a temp fix for what the real problem. Maybe the needle has some crud on it or the needle seat. This is one of those things where you are going to have to pay really close attention to any microscopic details.
Hey dude thanks. It seems like it was just some build up. I cleaned it out and WD40'ed that puppy. Works great now. Thanks again.
 

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It sounds to me like the cable adjustment for the slide isn't right, or the cap wasn't screwed down correctly, or all the way...
The gas isn't old enough to cause that sort of problem.

FR
But I've been riding the bike all summer without any problems, why would it just happen?

Also, when I remove the cap and slide the sleeve up and down, there is tension, it doesn't move freely, I have to push it down hard with my finger for it to move so how can it be the cable?
It's an old bike - stuff just happens. Actually it happens with new bikes too just not as often.

May be there is dirt in the slide track or a little bit of a nick has devloped. pull it out and take a look and clean it thoroughly. A little wd40 on the slide wouldn't hurt but it is a temp fix for what the real problem. Maybe the needle has some crud on it or the needle seat. This is one of those things where you are going to have to pay really close attention to any microscopic details.
Hey dude thanks. It seems like it was just some build up. I cleaned it out and WD40'ed that puppy. Works great now. Thanks again.
did the bike get sold?

so...what kind of big bike are you looking for? something vintage or something modern?



Edited by - geeto67 on Nov 28 2006 11:14:10 AM
 

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quote:It's an old bike - stuff just happens. Actually it happens with new bikes too just not as often.
alot of the new carberated triumphs have to have the carbs rebuilt right out of the crate because after theyre test ran the sometimes sit for several months letting the carbs gum up

some people are like slinkies, basically useless but they still make me smile when i push them down the stairs
 
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