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Old 04-08-2010, 01:44 PM   #1
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Tips on throttle cable adjustments on a KTM 990

I just installed a G2 on my 990 and have about 1/2 inch play in the cable. Before I start cranking on the adjustment nobs on the cable I was wondering if there are any words of wisdom from the garage.

I'm familiar with cable adjustments on mtn bikes but not on a motorcycle.

BTW, the KTM is FI and is a dual cable control...if that makes a difference.

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Old 04-09-2010, 07:27 PM   #2
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my mechanic adjusted mine yesterday following a loss of power & stalling issue. He is sayng that EFI needs to be plugged to computer during adjustment or stepper motors for primary butterfly will cause stalling issue.... Apparently it's important for to keep some slack also or said motoe can strip it's gears
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Old 04-09-2010, 07:32 PM   #3
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my mechanic adjusted mine yesterday following a loss of power & stalling issue. He is sayng that EFI needs to be plugged to computer during adjustment or stepper motors for primary butterfly will cause stalling issue.... Apparently it's important for to keep some slack also or said motoe can strip it's gears


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Old 04-09-2010, 08:49 PM   #4
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I adjusted mine in the air-box to get the majority of the slack out, then fine tuned at the throttle adjusters.
Just leave a little slack and get them adjusted evenly.
No need to hook it up to a computer as long as you don't take all the slack out or do something stupid with the adjustment.
It's not rocket surgery.
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Old 04-10-2010, 12:06 AM   #5
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I adjusted mine in the air-box to get the majority of the slack out, then fine tuned at the throttle adjusters.
Just leave a little slack and get them adjusted evenly.
No need to hook it up to a computer as long as you don't take all the slack out or do something stupid with the adjustment.
It's not rocket surgery.

This is the advice of a fool...



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Old 04-10-2010, 04:13 AM   #6
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Hey Powercell could you explain why you cant, or what goes wrong if you do what Jody H said.
Ive got mine apart and was going to put it back together tomorrow with the same technique as what Jody said.
If I havent played with the idle settings of the butterflys stops I dont understand how setting the throttle cables up the same as you would on any other 4 stroke with a return cable would need to be tuned with a diagnostic tool.
If you have fiddled with the throttle bodies and disturbed other ajustments I can understand the need for the computer set up but not simply cable ajustment.
Any advice would be appriciated
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Old 04-12-2010, 09:36 AM   #7
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This is the advice of a fool...
A fool with 9000 trouble free, stall free miles since G2 installation and cable adjustment.
A fool with 3000 trouble free, stall free miles since a valve job and another slack adjustment
If you're not smart enough to adjust cable slack without a certified Orange level mechanic and a computer, maybe you should stick to Huffy pedal powered bikes.
What are you going to do when you break a cable deep into Copper Canyon Mexico or the middle of Africa, fly in a mechanic and his computer to replace and adjust them for you?
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