Throttle cable SAFETY (2 strokes only)

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    Exclamation Throttle cable SAFETY (2 strokes only)

    ++++Only applies to 2 stroke KTMs (4strokes have dual throttle cables)++++

    Just a reminder for those that haven't done so already... If you ride a 2 stroke KTM, your throttle cable can quite easily stick in the wide open throttle position. It can happen by snagging a branch, or snagging the rubber end of your camelpack hose on it, because a steering damper or bar risers get in the way, or any number of ways. You can pull the cable out of its seat (and pop it back in) so easily - the gentlest of pulls on your throttle cable will do it. Try it (in NEUTRAL of course - or with engine off).

    Plenty of riders have found out the hard way (some with broken backs etc!) so dont think it cant happen to you. SAFETY WIRE both ends of your throttle cable in such way that it is fastened firm.

    More info HERE or do a search on this forum, Thumpertalk etc.

    Its a fix that takes 5min, costs nothing, and can save you in medical bills.

    Some people opt to replace the cable with a (longer) Honda CR250 cable.

    Of course; also check that you are routing your cable correctly.

    "Do it..."
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    when you out with us again dude?or have you dropped us for a gate shutting map reading crew ha ha lol

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    nice one cheers for that
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    And turn your lightswitch round so you can press the kill switch with your thumb
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    @Kev: indeed - especially on a 2 stroke with Rekluse. Bad combo: 2 stroke with a dodgy throttle cable, Rekluse, the Kill switch out of reach... and no back brake!

    @frosty: let's go riding! When is good for you? PS how was the kayaking trip?

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    I do all my bikes after having a bad experience once, my throttle cable got pulled out in woods at an enduro, smacked into a tree flat out in 3rd and wrecked me and the bike, here's how I do it, I do the carb end the same

    The most successful people are those who are good at plan B

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    Having your throttle stuck WFO in 3rd gear is one hell of a way to up your game. Been there once myself, it left a brown spot in my underwear.

    I have the safety wire on the inside of that rubber cover, directly on the cable itself, both sides.

    I hope others take notice - and take action. Your kill switch will not always override your engine when its at top revs!! (No idea why, btw - perhaps Kev can shed light on that).

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    Someone do a detailed picture with instructions I'm now scared and don't know what you really have to do!!!

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    I've had my 300 stuck in full throttle quite a few times now. I wasn't sure what to do but i need to do something because approaching a slow corner from a fast straight with the engine full throttle can be interesting. Nice tip that wiring, it looks from the pic its wired at one end then the wire is twisted along the length rubber protector and then, is the wire wrapped around the throttle cable adjuster?

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    Excellent info,I am out with the lock wire in the morning.

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