New cable maybe? Lots of graphite into the old one? 14 years is a good coat
of shellac on everything gas related, including the tank if it wasn't
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Wednesday, August 30, 2000 2:18 PM
Subject: '85 Honda Spree Throttle Problem
> I recently got an '85 Spree running after it had sat untouched for 14
> It was running pretty strong up to about 25 mph, then would begin to bog.
> I decided to take the carburetor off and clean the jets again.
> > This went fairly smoothly, but when I had it all put back together again,
> went to start the thing up, I noticed the THROTTLE was no longer working
> properly. I get no "spring" action when I twist the grip (there's no
> resistance when i twist, and it doesn't snap back to idle). So I again
> unscrewed the throttle body from the carburetor, and found that the spring
> was still there, and I got could "spring" action when I twisted the grip.
> It's only after I screw the throttle assembly back into the carb that I
> a problem. I also have the impression that the throttle is stuck wide
> because when I finally did get it started temporarily, the engine was
> > I've looked at the whole throttle assembly closely and can't for the life
> me figure out what's wrong, especially since I did no tinkering with the
> throttle accept for removing it from the carbureter.