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milwaukee belle

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Post Fri Feb 18, 2011 2:18 am

"Quick-throttle" on a WL

here is a pic of the modification :

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this is a panhead part .
remove the wire in the throttle side of the handlebar and replace it by a thin throttle-cable
add a "return" spring
super-clean all the internal comps of the handlebar spiral and replace the ol'grease by oil

here is a vidéo of the résult :

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r8ivckHZc_k

i know : this is a "basic" upgrade ( and it always make me laugh )
but the owner is a newbie and the original WL throttle system gives him nightmares .....
Last edited by milwaukee belle on Sat Feb 19, 2011 2:55 am, edited 1 time in total.
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45Brit

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Post Fri Feb 18, 2011 3:23 am

Re: " easy-back" throttle

I had a return spring like that on a panhead, although the twist-grip didn't actually return it did make the action smoother
Shoot, a man could have a good weekend in Dallas with all that stuff...
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milwaukee belle

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Post Fri Feb 18, 2011 6:12 am

Re: " easy-back" throttle

justremove the wire and replace it by a carb-cable ( thin ) and it will work !
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Post Fri Feb 18, 2011 11:11 am

Re: " easy-back" throttle

Fran-6, Nice work. What does the Compression release lever on the right bar near the throttle do?
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milwaukee belle

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Post Fri Feb 18, 2011 2:44 pm

Re: " easy-back" throttle

this tiny lever ( not original :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: )
wakes up an OEM military siren on the rear wheel :D :D :D :D

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( never heard something so loud before :shock: )
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Post Fri Feb 18, 2011 8:50 pm

Re: " easy-back" throttle

Fran-6!

In American parlance, a spring-assist was often called a "quick-throttle".

....Cotten
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milwaukee belle

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Post Sat Feb 19, 2011 2:54 am

Re: " easy-back" throttle

great thanks , Cotten .
don't hésitate to correct me if i am wrong ! that helps me a lot !
i have modifyed the title of the post :wink:
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Post Sat Feb 19, 2011 6:05 am

Re: "Quick-throttle" on a WL

Fran-6!

You were not wrong!
There are probably other names as well.
Mechanisms to reverse the direction of the throttle action were sometimes called a "turn-around".

People still make up names, and that is part of the fun!

....Cotten
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milwaukee belle

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Post Sat Feb 19, 2011 10:25 am

Re: "Quick-throttle" on a WL

yes , but it's always good for me to learn how to talk correctly .... :D
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Post Sat Feb 19, 2011 4:31 pm

Re: "Quick-throttle" on a WL

What is with this "talk correctly" Fran-6 ??? You forget..French teacher friend say proper lanquage is not "slang" :lol: :lol:

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