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Old 09 May 2013, 13:49   #1
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Suzuki throttle

Is it normal for the throttle lever to reduce revs as the RIB bounces up and down and require constant attention by moving by hand or is there some sort of friction adjustment to make the lever stay where it is positioned ?
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Old 09 May 2013, 14:41   #2
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It should definitely stay where it's put if you have to let go.

On a side-mount control box the adjustment is normally a screw on the "forwards" side. On the flush side-mount ones, perhaps something similar in the bigger box inside the console.

I've no experience with Suzukis, but all of the ones I've encountered (Mercury/Mariner/Quicksilver and Honda) have been fairly prominent things adjustable without by hand without a screwdriver.

What style of box is it? Side-mount, flush side-mount with the box inside the console or a binnacle-style top-mount one?
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You can adjust the friction on the Suzuki throttles to stop it reducing revs as you go along. Fairly easy to do.
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is adjusting the friction the same thing as adjusting the tension screw ?
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Would think so.
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It is a single binnacle style one year old suzuki, the hand book says remove cover a and b and then adjust clockwise the tension screw only it does not
state how to remove the grey cover , I removed the cover screws top and bottom and the cover feels looser but can't see how it can come off with the lever in place unless the cover is in two parts
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If they've kept the same design, on mine you have to ease the sides out slightly as it clips over a couple of little metal studs/bumps on each side at the base.
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thanks that sounds right , later today I will have a look and report back
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ERIN thanks you are right I got it sorted thanks
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It should definitely stay where it's put if you have to let go.
Incorrect. This model is designed to reduce when you let go as a safety feature. A rather irritating one at that!
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Fair enough; I stand corrected.

So it's designed like that rather than, like a Cessna throttle, drifting back under its own weight unless you tighten up the friction when climbing... It does sound irritating. What sort of mechanism pulls it back?

I'll revise my previous thoughts to "it should stay where you put it, notwithstanding a strange abandonment of precedent on the part of the designer"!
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Incorrect. This model is designed to reduce when you let go as a safety feature. A rather irritating one at that!
Not that I'm aware!...I had mine develope the Same thing...Throttle Creep in the Rough and was Told it just was part of the New Parts Bedding in (Yours is pretty New Too)..Adjusted it and its Fine Dandy Again!.. Real Pain in the Arse Befor,and if you take my advice,you'll Adjust it to siut your self..and Driveing Style!!
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