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WD40 isn't too bad for lubricating cables. If you go to a motorcycle shop which sells chemicals, they do have a special cable lubrication solution.

Yea, the play is common when the cables stretch. You can run it as tight as you want. Too loose can cause things to bind, so generally try to run them without too much play.
 

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The cable adjusters are right below upper triple clamp, actually built-into the cable. There are two rubber boots, just pull those apart and you want to bring those away from each other, which stretches out the gap in the cable.
 

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Thanks for the tips! Will check it out when i get home tonight, are these the dust boots everyone talks about being very fragile? Just want to make sure i am not too aggressive if they are.
The dust boots are rubber, they're pretty robust. If I haven't been able to damage in them on my bikes (I'm rough on everything) then you shouldn't have any problems.
 

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After playing with the cables I am not sure that is my problem. It seems the handle itself is loose on the bar and the slop is with the handle not the cable itself. Any ideas?
I don't think so, but you can take off the protective cover for the cable where the cam is and see what it looks like. My guess is, its just cable play.
 

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Unscrewing is what you wanna do, when the two screws go apart from each other, you're basically filling up space in the throttle cable tube, which is henceforth tightening it. But as I said earlier, if you have that much slop, I would turn the screws A LOT to see if anything changes. You can always turn them back.
 
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