Oilhead Low-Friction Throttle Cable
by Rob Lentini
Many oilhead owners have complained of throttle synchronization problems and resultant “surging.” At least part of the problem may be attributed to the original spec sticky throttle cable which made repeatability of throttle body synch difficult.
A “low friction” throttle cable is available free under warranty if your R1100 has under 18,000 miles on it and has a VIN (vehicle identification number) UNDER the following:
R1100RS 0312537 R1100GS 0381479 R1100R 6379238 R1100RT 0440499 R850 from start of prod.
Anyone out there with less than 18,000 miles and a VIN under the above should DEFINITELY get this new cable! It’s covered under warranty service bulletin #2748 dated 7/3/96. Frank Stevens mentioned this at Morganton, so ANY dealer should know about it!!!
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