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Old 11-17-2012, 08:15 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Throttle sticking

2012 FB. HD Stealth Grips. Throttle sticking. Can unsrew friction knob out all the way and still sticks. Would like for it to go back to idle if I fall asleep at the bars. Any ideas as to why it is sticking? Thank you in advance for any ideas.
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Old 11-17-2012, 08:24 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Have you done any work on the grips?
It may just be too tight on the bar end.
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Old 11-18-2012, 08:09 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Have you done any work on the grips?
It may just be too tight on the bar end.
That may very well be the case Link. I had bought some new bars from Flanders. When my Indy went to put the new grips on the new bars, the bar end had a slight flair to it on the very end of the throttle side. Had to grind it down to get the new grip to slide over it. I just never noticed it was sticking until a couple of days ago, and the work was done over 2 months ago. Gotta get that fixed. Not good in my opinion for a throttle to stick.
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Old 11-18-2012, 08:27 AM   #4 (permalink)
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When I put apes on my Sportster I also put this on:

Arlen Ness - Roller Bearing Throttle Kit

Throttle is very smooth.
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Old 11-18-2012, 08:37 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Check and see if you can loosen the right side controls and master, and slide them off the bar just a touch, and see if that makes a difference. If the bar was "flared" it may also be a tad to long, binding on the end of the bar, inside the grip.
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Old 11-18-2012, 09:47 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Is the throttle sticking and staying in one spot or is it herky/jerky?
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Is the throttle sticking and staying in one spot or is it herky/jerky?
Sticking and staying in one spot.
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Old 11-19-2012, 08:43 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Check all the Dave63 says to check. If it is sticking like you say I follow thru with a double check of everything that was touched when the change was made. ( Would not hurt to check for carbon build up in the throttle body, this can be a reason for a sticky throttle on an automobile). Keep us posted as to the resolution to this problem, please.
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