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Old 10-05-2017, 01:59 PM
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I have the split - gear and throttle levers - in my Advantage Victory. Increasing throttle is very stiff, but on the return its super smooth. It seems that maybe the stiffness is a design intent...is that the case?

Is it possible to adjust this? My wife has a hard time pushing the throttle forward.
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Disconnect the cables 1st before you do anything
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Maybe they purposely design that way to keep wives out of the driver seat. Lol. I agree with class6. I'd detach cables in bilge and see how they react.
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they should have about the same resistance in either direction.....
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What kind of throttles are they. The ones I've had and been into had resistance adjustment however resistance was set the same for either direction.
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It sounds like someone may of put an overly stiff throttle return spring on to compensate for a crappy cable.
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It sounds like someone may of put an overly stiff throttle return spring on to compensate for a crappy cable.
or just bad cable in general. I could see where the cat whiskers on a bad cable could snag one direction and not the other.

This should be an easy process of elimination....
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What kind of throttles are they. The ones I've had and been into had resistance adjustment however resistance was set the same for either direction.
I'm pretty sure its a Gaffrig.


thanks for the tips so far. I guess it could be the cable only in 1 direction like you mentioned. It's just odd that the stiffness going forward is so consistent every time. I'll play around with it.
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