Throttle sticking ... only when riding?!
OK this is a weird one. For a while now it seems my throttle has been getting increasingly difficult to push and it feels sticky, not smooth at all. The throttle cable is not NEW but it's been replaced when i had my rings and stuff redone like 2-3 years ago. I know this sounds like a lot but I don't ride this bike all that much so realistically 2 years is not much riding, maybe like 50 rides or something?
Anyway, the other day i was driving and all of a sudden I COULD NOT push the throttle in any further, I must've been at 3/4 throttle or something. Seemed like the sticky throttle had been pushed to the extreme for a second. It lasted like 2 seconds and returned to just being crappy but that scared me a bit and I decided to investigate. I started by the simplest, took off the throttle housing cover and drenched that with WD40. Also shot some in the hole where the throttle attaches hoping that it would drip down in the actual cable. Felt SUPER smooth after that, much better than before. I thought job done and screwed the cover back on.
Next ride of course the throttle is weird again. Kinda baffled at this point. I just messed with it a bit and when the bike is off the throttle seems pretty smooth. Not as much as when i had just WD40ed the housing but still pretty good. I took the carb off and I'm going to tear it down to clean it and see if anything seems odd in there. Seems weird that it works relatively smoothly when not running but then when I'm riding it feels sticky and stiff.
Anyone ever heard of this? Doesn't make sense to me...