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Throttle Grip And Cable; Free Play Inspection; Free Play Adjustment - Kawasaki KDX200 Service Manual

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Throttle Grip
and Cab le
If the throttle grip has excessive free play due to cable stretch or
misadjustment,
there w ill be a delay in thronle
response.
Also, the
throttle valve may not open fully at full
throttle.
On the other
hand,
if the
throttle grip has no
play,
the thronle will be hard to control, and the idle
speed will be erratic. Check the thronle grip play periodically in
accord
~
ance
wit
h the Periodic Maintenance Chart. and
adjust
the play if
necessary.
The throllie cable routing is shown in the Cable, Wire, and Hose
Aou ting section in the General Information chapter.
Free Play Inspection
Check the throttle grip 'ree play (A] by lightly turning the throttle grip
back and
forth.
*
11
t
he free play is
improper,
adjust the throttle
cable.
Throttle Grip Free
Play
Standard:
2
-
3 mm
Free Play
Adjustment
• l
oosen
t
he locknut [A] .
Turn the adjuster
[8]
until the proper amount of
t
hrottle g rip free play
is
obtained
.
Tighten the locknut.
*
If the
t
hrottle
grip
free play cannot be adjusted with the adjuster at the
upper end of the throttle cable, use the cable adjuster at the carburetor.
o Pull
t
he boot off the carburetor top.
loosen
t
he locknut
[A).
After
making free play adjustment at the lower cable adjuster
[B],
tigh ten
t
he locknut
and
install the boot.
.Turn the handlebar from side to side while
id
ling the engine.
If
the idle
speed varies, the thrOllle cable may be poorly routed or it may be
d
amaged.
Operation with an Improperly
adjusted,
Incorrectly
rouled,
cable could resuilin an unsafe riding
condition.
FUEl SYSTEM 2
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