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    Throttle stuck @4000rpm

    Hi Folks

    I'm just wondering if anyone with K100 has ever had an issue like my 85' is having right now?

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    #13338 PGlaves's Avatar
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    Oct 2003
    "Big Bend" TX
    I had a similar case once. It would increase RPM above about 3,500 but would not drop back below 3,500 to idle. It was caused by a small pebble blocking the idle stop screw from returning to its normal position. Check for something preventing the throttle plates from fully closing back to idle.

    Otherwise, a serious air leak might cause a similar issue.
    Paul Glaves - "Big Bend", Texas U.S.A
    "The greatest challenge to any thinker is stating the problem in a way that will allow a solution." - Bertrand Russell

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    Registered User GTRider's Avatar
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    Apr 2006
    Nibley, UT USA
    Check the ends of the throttle cable to make sure they are properly seated in place, and be aware that a frayed cable can also get hung up.

    1983 R80ST ó 2010 K1300GT ó 2018 R1200GS
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    3 Red Bricks
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    Pleasanton, Ca.

    Welcome to the Forum!

    Since you are new to the Forum, I donít know if you are new to your K100. With that in mind, make sure your choke is fully off (counter clockwise).

    See if the throttle lock is causing the issue. Not all early Ks are equipped with the locking screw, but have the provision for it. It is a large screw or lever on the lower front side of where the throttle grip meets the front brake lever perch.

    Look at the throttle linkage on the throttle bodies. See that it moves freely. See if it is returning all the way to the idle stop.

    How long have you had the bike? When did you first notice the problem? Does it now ALWAYS do it? What was done to the bike between when it last worked properly and when this problem started?

    Give us a bit more background.

    Let us know what you find and we will let you know where to look next.


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    Lee Fulton Forum Moderator
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    Rapid City South Dakota

    stuck throttle

    I had a foam block in the fairing down by the injectors catch the throttle linkage. It occurred after a WOT run. Hairy event.
    Harold In Rapid City, SD
    1985 K100RT Bullit
    1985 K100XX/EML Bemel

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    May 2006
    Northern New Jersey
    I had this but on a Honda. Same 4,000 RPM. I was very lucky that it happened three blocks from my house. It was a bad throttle cable. I donít recall if it was a bad end or a kink.
    "The two most important days in your life are the day you were born, and the day you find out why" -- Mark Twain

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