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I recently installed a 1/4 turn throttle ring. I have never worked on the throttle before so it is all new to me. When I was installing the front cable onto the throttle (closest to the driver) I just pulled it and attached it. Isn't there supposed to be some kind of spring action to this cable retracting it? My bike is an 2006 and if I am not mistaken by the manual the Throttle springs are under the tank and I think I have to remove it. Well the tank is full (winter storage) and from what I can imagine would be awkwardly heavy to remove. Is this correct? I am a bit afraid of removing the tank as I thought I read there is a plastic tube under it that can break easy. Also if you pull the tank how do I cap it off so the gas doesn't spill out? I really appreciate any and all help.

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Its a brave man who attempts removing a full tank.
Extra weight as well as the danger of breaking fuel nipple means I'd be leaving well alone.
Is your throttle not working properly now or what?
My understanding is you can back off the throttle adjusment wheels at the grip end enough to install the 1/4 throttle ring.
Not that I've installed one but I have had my tank on and off a few times and its easier close to empty.
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syphon the gas out and pull the tank

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Disconnect the fuel line from the tank, not behind the right cheese wedge. Lift the back of the tank and you'll see the quick connector. Less chance of breaking the nipple on the bottom of the tank.

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Was the throttle snapping back before the 1/4 ring ?

Is the throttle NOT snapping back after the install of 1/4 ring ??

If so, don't look at the springs YET, look at the throttle ring rubbing against something at your handlebar ...

Just an suggestion ?

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Yes I wouldnt be removing tank unless you really have to.
What exactly is the problem?
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Was the throttle snapping back before the 1/4 ring ?

Is the throttle NOT snapping back after the install of 1/4 ring ??

If so, don't look at the springs YET, look at the throttle ring rubbing against something at your handlebar ...

Just an suggestion ?
It snaps back fine this is not the issue. The problem is the cable closest to the driver. You pull the one furthest away from you and it pulls itself back down. You pull the front and all the slack just sits there. It does this with the ring on or off. I am thinking the cable is broken. Thank you all for your support.

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I am thinking the cable is broken. Thank you all for your support.
Sounds likely! You got to be careful when you're fooling around with them which is why I will not attempt installing a 1/4 turn. I have a tendency to screw up a free lunch.
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Sounds likely! You got to be careful when you're fooling around with them which is why I will not attempt installing a 1/4 turn. I have a tendency to screw up a free lunch.
LMAO Dill. It sounds like we may be twins. If I snapped the cable by pulling it like I did then it was ready to go. I can't imagine I pulled any harder than the roll of the throttle. From what I remember It never slipped back from the beginning. I must admit though I am hesitant to do this I am also quite excite to learn more about my bike.

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I hate working on my vegas but I can do it because the alternative is paying lots of $$ for someone else to do it. I am a freaking expert at removing the tank because like you, I wanted to learn. Well! I learned the hard way with some of my tank removal mistakes. Suffice it to say, it is really not that big a deal but I do always make sure it is as empty as I can get it.

Good luck on getting throttle problem resolved but be advised, a mans' got to know his limits...
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