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swapping out old throttle cables for new ones. Was kind of a ding bat when taking it apart and didn't take not of where the throttle grips cable notches sit when at natural rest.

I had them directly above the handle bars as that seemed most logical to me, but upon starting up the bike, if i try to shift into 1st gear it hops forward a bit and if i attempt letting off the clutch at all and giving it gas to start going, she dies. I was thinking the cables were probably too tight (thus the slight jump when dropped into first) and that when i was giving it gas i was actually flooding it and killing it. Tried readjusting my cables, but after some thought, i'm not so sure that i have it set up correctly. anyone have any info on this? any pics? any thing that can help me get this thing wired up properly again :)

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when its in neutral, does it rev normal?
 

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when its in neutral, does it rev normal?
if i give it throttle right away, it will sputter and die. It's raining out so i haven't tried to let it warm up for a while before revving it... so not sure.
the clutch feels like it's full disengaging. I think the kickstand sensor is working fine, so i don think that's why it dies in first.
 

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when you choke, does it get better?
seems like with the cable change you have changed something on the carb..
did you take the carb off?
 

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An 800 will jump a bit if it's started cold and in gear, even when the clutch is squeezed. It's just the nature of the transmission. ( Most motorcycles will. It's not just the 800s. )

Your issues with the carb also don't sound cable-related to me... More like something out of adjustment needs cleaning.

What, exactly, have you done to the carb or bike in general, other than replace the throttle cables?
 

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nothing that i'm aware of. I did take the carb off in order to install the cables...
but put everything back, and it all fits together seemingly proper.

the cables i had before were for apehangers, they were long and caused the throttle to stick. swapped them out and started it up. didn't let it warm long enough, and tried to start the bike, died on me. it was about 55 degrees out, so that might be my problem. I was used to starting it last week in 65-70 and just going.
still raining. might be a while before i can put anything to the test.
my clutch pedal is bent as well, creating down shifting problems. I'll probably have to replace that or figure out how to bend it back.
currently, it droops down and away from the bike.
 

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i kidna feel dumb now. i'm almost positive half of the problem is not letting it warm up. My little 45 year old hondas (only previous motorcycle experience) start up right off the bat first kick and are good to go... benefits of a tiny 305cc engine I suppose :p
 

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i kidna feel dumb now. i'm almost positive half of the problem is not letting it warm up. My little 45 year old hondas (only previous motorcycle experience) start up right off the bat first kick and are good to go... benefits of a tiny 305cc engine I suppose :p
waiting for it.. waiting for it.. (can i get a "i told you so" ?)

Most bikes run better when ya let 'em warm up for a bit. Also, most problems are really small with the 800. It's a pretty rock hard bike. i've never had any major problems with mine. Not even any minor ones. And i don't need to knock on wood either. It's just the way it was built.
 

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waiting for it.. waiting for it.. (can i get a "i told you so" ?)

Most bikes run better when ya let 'em warm up for a bit. Also, most problems are really small with the 800. It's a pretty rock hard bike. i've never had any major problems with mine. Not even any minor ones. And i don't need to knock on wood either. It's just the way it was built.
but ryan, you also told me it wasn't gay that you wear panties to work...
and then it turned out that it was. besides, I posted this before i called you.
edit: still have to figure out how to fix that clutch lever. feel free to post a how to for me :p
 

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but ryan, you also told me it wasn't gay that you wear panties to work...
and then it turned out that it was. besides, I posted this before i called you.
edit: still have to figure out how to fix that clutch lever. feel free to post a how to for me :p
How to "fix the clutch lever"

step 1: pull your pants up
step 2: close all beastiality sites you've been watching from this morning and walk away from your computer
step 3: try eating a spoonful of cinnamon, chugging a gallon of milk and saying your name backwards 10 times fast.
step 4: end your denial of projecting your own personal recreational wearing of womens underwear problem onto others.

are you talking about the clutch lever or clutch pedal?

The clutch lever should be a sinch. Just buy a new lever and install it. Also, quit riding your bike like that. Yr gonna kill yourself. But if you insist atleast drive it over to a local Kawi shop and have someone look up parts for you so you don't get the wrong things. Remember, we don't know what handlebar parts are stock and which aren't on that thing. Some of those shop guys will know just by looking at the bike and seeing that the part isn't right. I think it's all stock, but who knows. It's best to be sure.

As far as the clutch pedal, I don't know. I would look at my bike for you to see how it works but mine is in at B's Outback Sports getting a new front tire put on :)

Good luck Gun
 

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Talking about the clutch pedal. sorry about that bedrichin's of ***topia.
the clutch lever is indeed a synch and if i couldn't figure that out i'm afraid i should be put down for good.

yes we do know each other. Guy is like a brother to me. You know, the kind that fights with you in public, tells mom about your porn stash, and leaves your bike parked behind dads blazer so he runs it over in the morning, but will be the first to stick up for you in a fight?

like that, except that I really doubt he'd stick up for me in a fight, but the spirits there.
 

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like that, except that I really doubt he'd stick up for me in a fight, but the spirits there.
Hey now.. hey now.. I'd do what I could, but being 6'-0" and 133 lbs, I really couldn't do much but be a distraction til I got knocked out.
 

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6'0" 133lbs? sounds hot. how about you just dance and dazzle em?
jesus ryan, i'm 5'6" 145 -150lbs, but then again, my skeleton is coated in adamantium.
if you weren't so great at music I'd try to get you to come rock climbing or weight lifting with me.

I need you to test drive my bike. Making funny noises. Come to bend when you're on tour and we'll throw a massive party.
 

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for some reason i thought you guys couldnt' find enough shows out that way and you shortened the trip and picked up something west to supplement. idk. could have swore you said something about being out this way at some point. meh.
 
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