This is one of those "Done in
an hour" projects that reaps huge rewards. Have you ever
stepped on the Go Pedal only to have it feel like it's
stuck............ so you push a little harder to get
past the stuck feeling and off you go. It's such a
gradual degradation of response that you just get used
to it..........but....... you can get that smooth as
silk feeling back in about an hour or less of your time.
It's just a matter of disassembling three ball and
socket pivot points, cleaning and lubing them.
The arrows point
to the three pivot points needing attention
Cotter pins hold the slotted screws in
place. The yellow line shows how the cotter
pin goes through the housing and the screw
You can either
back the screw out just enough to get the
ball out of the socket or you can remove it
all the way.
Here's the screw
removed and the ball exposed.
The removed screw
Brake cleaner and
a Q-Tip to clean it all up.
I pack the socket
with red wheel bearing grease.
it squishes out.
Now the hardest part of the
process.......... lining up the holes in the
housing with the slots in the screw top. I
tighten it all the way done and then back
the screw off just ewnough to let it freely
rotate. AND TEST IT at the gas pedal. It's a
very different feeling doing it by hand at
the carbs versus with your foot on the gas
pedal. Here I'm using an old awl that's left
over from my tennis racket stringing days to
align the slot. I start with the one at the
very bottom and work my way up.
The easiest way to get at the other bottom
one is to attach it and then rotate it so
that the screw top is pointing up. The top
one (red arrows) will get done last after
you rotate the fitting 180 degrees.
Now it's just a
matter of aligning the holes and the slot
and getting that D@#N cotter pin to slide