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02 zr 800 efi cc

I did a top end last summer with the engine out of the chassis. Everything has been working great this winter except I’m using oil at a 30-32:1 clip. First time I checked I got 30:1, I adjusted the cable 1.5 turns. Went about 75 miles. Checked again I got 31:1, so adjusted another turn. Went 100 miles. Checked and got 32:1. I’m checking how many oz. oil I add compared to how much fuel (gal. Converted to oz) I add. The wide open throttle lines are about 1/16” from lining up, regardless shouldn’t my adjustments have made a difference? I’d say turning the cable in made no change so far, I thought the oil pumps were very sensitive to small adjustments?? Should I keep turning / bending the bracket?
 

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Pics of idle and full throttle. The angle of the mirror might skew the image a little:rolleyes:
 

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Looks like the lines are still lined up at WOT. Your bracket may have gotten bent as you reinstalled the engine into the chassis. I would go more buy either the threads or bending the bracket.
 

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Something i just thought of, wot im showing/reporting is just from the throttle lever to handlebar, i didnt actually actuate the throttle body by hand, there might be a tad more.

Regardless, why isnt my ratio changing?
 

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Could the lever/cable be sticking and not letting it return to the idle position, when idling, sometimes? Seems unlikely. Also, moden pumps are two speed pumps, they either pump at Hi or at Lo. Adjusting them just changes the point where they transition from Hi to Lo. It bothers me that I don't know if the old pumps were that way or not, but if so, How you ride and How you work the throttle can easily effect oil use, buy like 50%. I've ridden my own stuff with the lines 1/8" apart, back in the day, but I wouldn't tell everybody too. But if your at 32:1, on moden oil that could go 64:1.....I'd say go for it.
 

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Im guessing a jacked up cable will give me issues?☹
 

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Maybe the cable was sticking (kink stuck in the sheathe) and not letting the arm drop all the way down? Seems plausible.
 

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Thanks stronger
Yeah i confirmed the arm wasnt going all the way down before i disconnected. New aftermarket cable on order.

Good call on snub. I do have a torque arm on the front but i must have missed setting my snub up.
 

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I was going to say torque arms are the way to go, but I don't know if anybody even makes one anymore, and didn't know if you'd want to fabricate one (two AC tie-rod ends, or industrial little eyelets), your welcome. With the arm, run that snubber right up pretty snug, let thrm share the load
 

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I found a used cable assembly locally. Its from a 2005 zr 900 efi. Its a different part number but the assembly is much better, it has an oil cable adjuster mid assembly which would make the adjustment process much easier. Think i can use this setup? The 05 is part number 0687-174, my sled calls out part 0687-152
 

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I would try it, keep an eye on your oil pump timing marks, including throttle WOT etc.
 

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Damn I’m getting frustrated. Got the used cable hooked up. I’d get it set and flip the throttle, everything looked great. Start assembly and both high and low notches would be off a lot (?1/4”?). Push the lever down by hand and it seemed to go back to where it needed to be. I tried the pump arm with no cable and it went back on it’s own. I lubed the pump spring. If both high and low alignment marks are being impacted doesn’t that mean the issue is at the black rotating piece at the bottom of the oil cable that attaches to the arm?
 

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Does the cable you installed move freely by hand, does it need to be lubed or cleaned?
 

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Yeah, when i had everything lined up it worked fine, once i fiddled around, snapped the throttle a few times both alignment marks would be way off
 

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No idea or how to even check that. Wondering if when i had the engine out the cable mount bracket got bent and the angle of the dangle is too much causing a hanging up with the black plastic cable mount at times? I dont know. I have a brand new parts unlimited cable coming today.
 
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