why is my throttle sticking

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i ride a 2003 kdx 200 and at the end of last season my throttle began to stick at the worst times, when i say stick i mean the actual throttle handle returns to its neutral position but the bike continues to run wide open untill i shut it off, any ideas, thanks
 
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#2
The throttle cable is most likely streched out. I had the same thing happen on my YZ80. You gotta limit riding WFO. Lol.
 
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#3
If you let go of the throttle from wide open can you hear the carb slide clunk shut? If so you are probably looking at a vacuum leak somewhere.
 
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#4
Some good leads there, I had a leaky base gasket do this to me as well as a frayed throttle cable. Better check it out before it hurts!

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#5
One of my first times on a bike, while going through some trail, the throttle cable pulled right out of the carb and it stuck open! :ohmy: I bailed in a hurry!
 
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#6
Same thing happened to a friend of mine (stuck wide open), but he didn't have a kill switch. So in a panic he yanked the plug wire! Kill switch was next on the shopping list. LOL
 
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#7
I think you should take your carb. apart and clean it before you get yourself seriously hurt....good luck with it.
 
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#8
thanks for all the advice guys, unfortunatly it already put me on the operating table, lol, but i will take the advice. much appreciated