XB12XT Throttle - no return spring?

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XB12XT Throttle - no return spring?

Postby Andysdad » Fri Mar 25, 2022 6:58 pm

The throttle sits wherever you set it; no return to idle tension. Grip is not binding.

I think the only return spring is in the throttle body - correct?

Cannot see a part number in the Parts Manual; can they be changed?

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Re: XB12XT Throttle - no return spring?

Postby delw » Fri Mar 25, 2022 7:20 pm

Only spring I see is on the throttle body.
Are both throttle cables in good nick, not frayed, binding in the sleeves?
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Re: XB12XT Throttle - no return spring?

Postby barney » Fri Mar 25, 2022 7:31 pm

looking at parts list
it looks like you could change spring IF you can find replacement or make your own .
also looks a bit of a mare to do
https://www.badweatherbikers.com/buell/ ... 1502982007
probably best have a word with :maz:
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Re: XB12XT Throttle - no return spring?

Postby Andysdad » Fri Mar 25, 2022 9:19 pm

Thanks for the comments.

Barney - I looked at that post; before I strip it down I need to know that, if the spring is broken, I can get a replacement. Or maybe I am lucky and it just came off the holder.....

Will check cables too.

Bike is rideable - did 120 miles today - but not ideal.

Maz is a long way away but I can borrow a trailer!

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Re: XB12XT Throttle - no return spring?

Postby barney » Sat Mar 26, 2022 8:54 am

:maz: is only a phone call or a pm away , even if only to ask if he has seen this problem before and IF it is a broken spring are replacments available .
as stated in the post ,others have done high mileage without a spring and no issues , personaly I wouldn't .

reminds me of the time on a jap bike my throttle cable (pull cable ) broke and had to reconfigue and use push cable to open throttle , but now throttle worked backwards = open throttle for tickover , close throttle for flat out :shock: interesting ride home , glad it was on quiet country road and not to far
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Re: XB12XT Throttle - no return spring?

Postby Andysdad » Sat Mar 26, 2022 5:30 pm

Thanks Barney.

Ill today so no garage time...

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Re: XB12XT Throttle - no return spring?

Postby Andysdad » Wed Mar 30, 2022 1:45 pm

Well, it wasn't the spring.

The heated grip heating wire has "blown", rising up and fouling the handlebar. I tried to press it back (access is difficult - a gynaecology degree would help) but is is solid. I might try removing the rubber outer and scrape away the plastic from the other side.

Has anyone got a spare right-hand heated grip off an XB that they could sell me? I will post in Wanted too.

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Re: XB12XT Throttle - no return spring?

Postby barney » Wed Mar 30, 2022 2:13 pm

well thats good to hear :yup:
did find this for you , as you said it might help https://www.whatuni.com/degree-courses/ ... gynecology :yup:
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Re: XB12XT Throttle - no return spring?

Postby Andysdad » Wed Mar 30, 2022 6:29 pm

Cheers Barney.

I once heard Gynae described as trying to decorate the hallway through the letterbox.....

So the bump appears to be beside the visible wire spiral, not directly on it, so as a temporary measure I ran a round file over it to reduce the height. Works OK now, binds a bit but returns to idle OK.

No chance to check the heated grip heating yet.

Still looking for a replacement as I think the heating won't work.

Time will tell.

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Re: XB12XT Throttle - no return spring?

Postby barney » Thu Mar 31, 2022 8:50 am

result :yup:
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Re: XB12XT Throttle - no return spring?

Postby Nutah » Thu Mar 31, 2022 12:40 pm

:yup: :yt:
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