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    i am having trouble figuring out my throttle cable for my vehicle. it is a carburetor motorcycle engine that uses a flexible cable for the throttle not the push pull right now. right now it does not return the cable after the gas pedal is pushed. does anyone have any tips or tricks to lubricate the cable housing or can i somehow use a push pull throttle set up? any tips would be helpful!!! thanks in advance, mike
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    Put a return spring on it. It there is one already, replace it with a stronger one. (That is on the carburetor end)
    The last thing you want while driving is for the throttle to stay open ... very dangerous.

    leo
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    As far as lube is concerned, this works great:

    Tusk Cable Luber with Champions Choice Cable Lube | ATV | Rocky Mountain ATV/MC

    And as Leok said a better spring.

    What did you end up using for cable?
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    Also depending on your pedal itself a spring there at the pedal might help too if its any resistance.

    And remember the pedal may be smooth now with little resistance but after a lot of dirt or sand or mud etc the pivots may bind.
    Now that NOBAMA has PROVEN he is the absolute WORST president in the history of history Jimmy Carter can thank him for stealing the dunce crown.

    Lets hope the next guy repeals NObama care along with the rest of the stupid crap this blight on our windshield has done.
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    i have a steel core housing with low friction nylon. thought that would have low enough friction for the cable to work.
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    That's how mine is set up and it seems to work great, but like Nutz said there is a spring on my peddle.
    I thought mine was a little hard to push like the cable was dragging, so I lubed it with the link I posted
    Earlier.
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