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well u might no alreay if not i own a 1989 yamaha exciter with like 4500 miles or more and i have been expercianing throttle sticking when i let off of the throttle slowly but when it sticks it only stick just enough to make it go like 5 mph so i sprayed wd 40 in the cable houseing and it stops this for a little while then it starts doin it again but it doesnt do as much if i am alway at full throttle and let off slowly only when i am at like 1/2 throttle and let off slowly any advice would be greatly appreciated
 

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Pull the tops off your carbs the spring might be broke or just getting weak...Just an easy check thought....[:)]
 

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WD-40 is crap, only use it as a primer for hard to start engines.

You need the right lube for the right job.

Cables require dry graphite for lubrication, it comes in a tube and also in an aerosol, but that's kinda messy.

The dry stuff needs to be sprayed in with a bulb blower, sorta like what photographers used to clean lenses with.

Locksmiths carry them if you can't find one.

You will find graphite will last a whole season on an old sticky cable like yours.
 

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I bought a cable lube assembly from my local dealer. It is blue and clamps on the cable then you insert the tube through the hole and spray like hell. It works great and was all of ~$5.00. Stopped my stiff cable problems.. All else rub viagra on it :)
 

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I believe you have a frayed cable that binds just enough to stick when moving slow. If it returns all the way when you release it fast, this is your problem.
 

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i was told the same thing from a repair shop about the cable fraying. so will dry graphite help it out alot then the thing just started doin this in the first part of winter it never did this so i think it could be some ice build up thats why wd 40 works because the can says it disipates water so if ice is my case can i use some of that car lock deicer or will that f#ck it up?
 

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No...lock de-icer is a great idea, it is Methyl Hydrate, and will dry quickly without leaving a residue, then use graphite.

Check the ends of the cable for fraying, cause ya can't check inside without cutting the ends off, if it is...replace it right away.

Use the graphite this time, and if it starts sticking again within a few rides, then just replace the cable, it's not worth plowing into someone or something to save 25 bucks.
 
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