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Old 05-14-2015, 02:00 PM
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2002 xstar engine cover rubbing throttle cable

the engine cover on my 2002 X star rubbed on my throttle cable which runs across the top of the engine and causes the throttle cable to hang when accelerating. this is especially a problem if someone stands on the engine cover or walk across it. has anyone else experienced this issue and if so how have you dealt with it.
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Old 05-14-2015, 04:09 PM
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Have a pic? Should be held in place by a couple brackets.
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Old 05-14-2015, 06:18 PM
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Either I'm not reading it right, or you're saying something wrong. Why is someone standing or walking on the engine cover while accelerating?
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Old 05-14-2015, 06:52 PM
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It's not while accelerating normally.... occassionally kids have sat there while surfing. But if you walk across it while idling it will occassionally give you a problem when you put it in gear and accelerate.

JayHawk, im trying to get a picture posted but I may not be stating the problem clearly. The padded engine cover (sun deck) flexes when you walk across it or sit on it and that pinches the throttle cable. Over the years it has worn and is a little compressed flat on one side.

A couple screws on the underside of the padded engine cover are actuallly whereing on the metal ( is that the fuel injection?)
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Old 05-14-2015, 07:00 PM
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I've attached a picture but its small. I was fighting with the file size restrictions. I circled where the throttle cable has been flattened a little and drew an arrow where the screws are rubbing the metal.
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Old 05-14-2015, 11:42 PM
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Maybe someone with the LTR will show a pic of how it should be routed, but here's a pic of mine with the Predator.
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Old 05-15-2015, 12:13 AM
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Mine runs basically in the same location, but a little lower towards the air intake. It seems to have lots of clearance there. Could you try putting a loose zip tie loop around the injector wire loom to hold it out of the way maybe?
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Old 05-15-2015, 02:37 AM
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Mine is on the engine and does not give any problems. I agree maybe move it a bit down. I don't recall the engine being that close to the cover.
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Old 05-15-2015, 03:28 AM
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Perhaps your cover is weakened? I don't recall our cover bending due to weight being on it, let alone bending enough to hit the engine.
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Old 05-15-2015, 09:43 AM
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Yeah it sounds like maybe your engine hatch isn't supported properly or its damaged and sagging in that spot. It shouldn't bend like what you're describing.
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