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Old 10-15-2008, 03:13 PM
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I have a 1995 Suzuki DT200 that runs like a top. However the last few months the throttle has gotten a little sticky. When you put the boat in gear, I add throttle little by little and and then it just jerks forward all of a sudden. I am guessing that the cables need to be lubricated. My question is: What do you use to lubricate the cables? any suggestions on how to go about it? I am pretty mechanically inclined, and usually perform all of the maintenance on the boat, Just not very experienced with the throttle linkages. Thanks is advance for the help.
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I look forward to some responses to your question.

I have a similar problem. The throttle on my starboard motor is a little stiff on the way up in RPMs, on the way back down the RPMs seem to get “stuck” at 2500 until I get all the way back to idle. When I get the lever back to idle the RPMs jump back down to 800. Seems like the cable is sticking or something.
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Once a cable starts sticking like that it really needs to be replaced.

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Old 10-16-2008, 03:02 PM
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replace both cables is the best bet
but first is remove throttle cable from motor and see if the remote is not sticking
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Old 10-17-2008, 11:42 AM
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this is not my idea but I'd done it to my cables and it works great.

You need a foot and a half of 3/8 ID reinforced plastic hose from Lowes, a tire valve, three hose clamps, a tire pump or small 12 volt air compressor with a gage, and MMO.

Shave the tire valve down and clamp it in one end of the hose.

1. Remove the fittings from one end of the cable.

2. Put 3 inches of Marvel Mystery Oil in the hose for every 20 feet of cable length.

3. Double clamp oil filled hose over cable.

4. Apply and maintain 50 PSI of air to the tire chuck. DO NOT EXCEED 50 PSI.

5. It will take 10 to 30 minutes for oil to appear at the other end. then your done. Have rags to catch the oil if your in a sensitive area.

I suggest safety glasses just in case somethings blows apart, but I have never had a problem. My save rate on cables is about 75%. I did all my cables every 2 years as PM but I was not on salt water.

Check out boat er ed . com / forum / topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=95043 for more information
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Old 10-20-2008, 10:59 AM
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Thanks for the suggestions. I am going to try boatn's Idea before I replace the cables.
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that is only a temp fix
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Old 10-20-2008, 12:02 PM
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I would 2nd replacing the cables as I had my throttle cable break on me in the middle of a very dangerous inlet...I would NOT want that to happen again.
With that said Old Bay, have you checked the linkage on the motor, it sounds to me like the linkage on the motor is sticking, if your coming the whole way to nuetral and still running 2500 rpm the cable has retracted but the linkage hasn't. Try using some motor oil and WD-40 on the linkage on the motor.
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Your throttle is sticking and ya got no brakes. Let's see... Replace critical link or try to salvage??? And for the cost of a cable??? Seems a no-brainer to me.
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