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I just purchased a 1983 Goldwing with 28,000 miles. Runs great and is a smooth ride. Problem (if it is) is that the throttle seem to be stiffer than any other bike I've owned. Is this normal? Is there an adjustment for tension? Can I use carb cleaner on the outside areas of the carbs? With the stories I had of the carbs on these machines, I don't really want to mess with them. Thanks for any help.



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My '84 doesn't have much tension. Maybe the springs have been modified to compensate for stiff cables. Maybe you should start by lubing the cables.
 

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Could be the cables have gotten crudded up. If you can't flush and clean them, you'll have to replace them. For what they cost, it's best to anyways.

I can't recall how to disconnect them from the carbs since I don't have the 4 carbs anymore, but disconnect them and see if the problem is in the cables or the carb body.

Hey, where's Krum anyways?

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Thanks for the suggestions. Krum is about 50 miles north of Dallas on I35. I am a big fan of Austin. I have spent several nights on Sixth street.



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:waving::waving:Welcome to the best Goldwing Site in this arm of the Galaxy!:waving::waving:

If those throttle cables are original they are now old enough to vote. If you ever want them to be light and smooth it's going to take new ones!
 
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