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Old 12-08-2013, 11:55 AM
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Originally Posted by Worthing skier View Post
Hello All

Fitted in the new throttle cable , but I was not happy with the feel and operation of the lever so I have pulled it completely bits to find 3 broken springs all causing different issues .

1. Spring at the lower part of the lever handle broken , with this broken it allows the lever to go in and out of gear without using the safety pull up lever .

2.Horizontal spring inside small gearbox broken ,this pushes on a detente ball which gives the feel when you have selected forward or reverse ,I could not feel the point when a gear had been selected.

3. Spring on outer throttle cable slider broken , this was allowing the throttle cable to pull before a gear had been fully engaged.

This may help if you have these sort of issues .

I bet that feels a whole lot better when you get it all back together. I pulled the throttle apart last year on my '77 and found 35 years of old grease and sand. Just a simple cleaning made a huge difference. Throttle lever clicks crisply in and out of gear now.

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